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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36-37

Regenerative medicine: Can military medicine take the lead?

1 CMO, Western Naval Command, INHS Asvini, Colaba, Mumbai, India
2 Senior Adviser (Surgery and Neurosurgery) and HOD, Surgery, INHS Asvini, Colaba, Mumbai, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0975-3605.203271

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War wounds are often associated with devastating losses of tissue and function. Restoration of lost function, Rehabilitation and reintegration into society of the wounded soldier are primary concerns of armed forces doctors. Today, restoration is primarily achieved with prosthetic devices. The day is not far when tissue regeneration techniques supplement bioprosthesis for optimal outcomes. The era of stem cells offers this promise.

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