The strategy and method in modulating finger regeneration

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Regenerative Medicine Review of approaches that may be used to enhance digit regeneration, focusing on aspects including scarless wound healing, cell-based treatments, tissue engineering and electrical stimulation, by Yohan Choi, Charles Cox, Kevin Lally and Yong Li (University of Texas Medical School at Houston, TX, USA). Hand and finger injuries account for a third of work-related injuries, meaning finger amputations are a common injury type. The current standard of care is to try and reattach the amputated finger section, however success depends on whether or not the vessels and nerves can reattach. If the finger cannot be replanted and other...

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