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Stem cells and regenerative medicine in sport science.

Stewart, CE (2021) Stem cells and regenerative medicine in sport science. Emerging Topics in Life Sciences. ISSN 2397-8554

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The estimated cost of acute injuries in college-level sport in the USA is ∼1.5 billion dollars per year, without taking into account the cost of follow up rehabilitation. In addition to this huge financial burden, without appropriate diagnosis and relevant interventions, sport injuries may be career-ending for some athletes. With a growing number of females participating in contact based and pivoting sports, middle aged individuals returning to sport and natural injuries of ageing all increasing, such costs and negative implications for quality of life will expand. For those injuries, which cannot be predicted and prevented, there is a real need, to optimise repair, recovery and function, post-injury in the sporting and clinical worlds. The 21stcentury has seen a rapid growth in the arena of regenerative medicine for sporting injuries, in a bid to progress recovery and to facilitate return to sport. Such interventions harness knowledge relating to stem cells as a potential for injury repair. While the field is rapidly growing, consideration beyond the stem cells, to the factors they secrete, should be considered in the development of effective, affordable treatments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: extracellular vesicles; injury repair; regenerative medicine; sport science; stem cells
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: Portland Press
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Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2021 11:35
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 11:45
DOI or ID number: 10.1042/ETLS20210014
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15472
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