Military Applications

Genital Injuries

The explosive devices used in the Afghanistan war have resulted in a record number of genital and pelvic injuries, leaving warriors and their families to cope with loss of sexual function and fertility, fecal and urinary incontinence and the need for testosterone replacement. Developing regenerative medicine therapies for these injuries is a new focus of the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine.

Scientists at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative are working to engineer urologic tissues to help improve reconstructive procedures, as well as to explore the use of stem cells to restore erectile function. Examples include the engineering of urine tubes, anal sphincters, and genital tissue.

Engineering Erectile Tissue   Engineering an Anal Sphincter

 

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