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The emerging relationship between regenerative medicine and physical therapeutics

Ambrosio, F and Wolf, SL and Delitto, A and Fitzgerald, GK and Badylak, SF and Boninger, ML and Russell, AJ (2010) The emerging relationship between regenerative medicine and physical therapeutics. Physical Therapy, 90 (12). 1807 - 1814. ISSN 0031-9023

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Dramatic changes in the health care landscape over the next few decades undoubtedly will affect rehabilitation specialists' practice. In the multidisciplinary field of regenerative medicine, cell, tissue, or organ substitutes are used to enhance the healing potential of the body. Given that the restoration of normal functioning of injured or diseased tissues is expected to be the ultimate goal of these therapies, the future of regenerative medicine is, undeniably, tightly intertwined with that of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation specialists not only must be aware of cutting-edge medical advances as they relate to regenerative medicine but also must work closely with basic scientists to guide the development of clinically relevant protocols. The purposes of this article are to provide a current perspective on biological approaches to the management of musculoskeletal disorders and to highlight the needed integration of physical therapeutics with regenerative medicine. © 2010 American Physical Therapy Association.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Ambrosio, Ffaa7@pitt.eduFAA7
Wolf, SL
Delitto, A
Fitzgerald, GKkfitzger@pitt.eduKFITZGER0000-0001-6293-3103
Badylak, SF
Boninger, MLboninger@pitt.eduBONINGER
Russell, AJ
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Date: 1 December 2010
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Therapy
Volume: 90
Number: 12
Page Range: 1807 - 1814
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.2522/ptj.20100030
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Rehabilitation Science and Technology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0031-9023
MeSH Headings: Animals; Diffusion of Innovation; Forecasting; Humans; Physical Therapy Specialty--trends; Regenerative Medicine--trends; Stem Cells
Other ID: NLM PMC2996510
PubMed Central ID: PMC2996510
PubMed ID: 21030663
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2012 13:33
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2021 21:55


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