Regenerative medicine

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in plastic and reconstructive surgery study potential ways of using stem cell therapy (regenerative medicine) to treat people who have many hand, limb or face conditions or injuries.

Researchers study plastic and regenerative surgery, including studying how reprogrammed stem cells can be turned into specialized cells that can replace, repair or regenerate diseased cells.

Researchers study the possibility of removing cells from small parts of the hand or face and replacing them with regenerated stem cells. This treatment could potentially reconstruct small parts of the hand and face. Researchers continue to study other potential uses of regenerative medicine in face transplant.