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HSS Center for Regenerative Medicine

The doctors and scientists in the HSS Center for Regenerative Medicine study a range of regenerative medicine therapies. These treatments seek to heal or regenerate tissues that have been damaged by injury or disease. They may also stimulate the body to heal injuries that previously could not be repaired.

The goal of the HSS Center for Regenerative Medicine is to identify and study new treatment options and improve their effectiveness. It brings together HSS physicians, surgeons and scientists to establish a world-class program. We can use regenerative medicine techniques for many difficult-to-treat conditions such as osteoarthritis, chronic tendonitis, degenerative disc disease in the spine, muscle strain injuries in athletes and more.

The field of regenerative medicine is rapidly growing and changing. Our approach to studying these cutting-edge therapies and providing them to our patients is based in the strong scientific and clinical research programs at HSS.

Disclaimer: Most “regenerative medicine” treatments including platelet-rich plasma, bone marrow cells, adipose-derived cells, and materials derived from “birth tissues” (amniotic fluid, amniotic membrane, placenta, and umbilical cord blood) are not FDA-approved for treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. However, the FDA has cleared devices for production of these materials and they can be used by physicians based on their clinical judgement. At HSS our physicians and scientists work together to study these treatments for a number of Orthopaedic conditions, including osteoarthritis, tendon and ligament tears, muscle injury, and spinal disc disease.  At HSS our clinical use of regenerative medicine treatments is informed by current medical evidence, and our mission is to promote safe and responsible use of regenerative medicine treatments based on collection of rigorous outcomes data.


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