Skip to comments.Regenerative Medicine Helps Rebuild Wounded Warriors
Posted on 09/13/2012 3:50:35 PM PDT by Nachum
Ron Strang lay helpless in the dirt as the hole in his leg was packed with gauze and swathed in bandages.
The Marine sergeant was on foot patrol in Afghanistan's Helmand Province when an improvised explosive device tore through his left thigh, shredding his muscle and draining half his blood.
"I'm sure I would've died without the quick actions of my fellow Marines," said Strang, 28, who endured more than a dozen surgeries and painful skin grafts to close the gaping wound.
Though his skin eventually healed, Strang was left with half the quadriceps he once had.
"I had to use a cane or walker," he said, adding that he would fall "a couple times a week."
But an experimental treatment has tricked his body into regenerating itself, and now Strang can walk -- even run -- without help.
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waiting for them to regenerate teef.
Need new choppers.
That IS good news.
Makes you wonder that in the not too distant future, it will be technically be possible to keep someone alive indefinitely by repairing and replacing bits that wear out.
Amen! Thank you.
just got some ..
The tissue, called extracellular matrix, acted as a cell-scavenging scaffold, recruiting Strang's own stem cells to rebuild his muscle from the inside out.
If they can do this with the heart they will really be saving some lives and restoring quality of life.
I agree... thank you, Nachum.