Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Elements of Regenerative Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dominik Duscher, Matthias M. Aitzetmüller, Elizabeth A. Brett
      Pages 3-3
    3. Maximilian Zaussinger, Dominik Duscher
      Pages 5-6
    4. Matthias M. Aitzetmüller, Elizabeth A. Brett, Matthias Sauter, Dominik Duscher
      Pages 7-15
    5. Yavuz Emre Arslan, Eren Ozudogru, Tugba Sezgin Arslan, Burak Derkus, Emel Emregul, Kaan C. Emregul
      Pages 17-31
  3. Research Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Zeshaan N. Maan, Mimi R. Borrelli, Khosrow Siamak Houschyar, Geoffrey C. Gurtner
      Pages 47-59
    3. Caitlyn A. Moore, Alexandra Condé-Green, Pranela Rameshwar, Mark S. Granick
      Pages 61-67
    4. Stephen K. Mathew, Reba Kanungo
      Pages 69-79
    5. Shilpa Deshpande Kaistha, Pramila Devi Umrao, Ravish Katiyar, Neelima Deshpande
      Pages 81-99
    6. Oana Săndulescu, Anca Streinu-Cercel, Mihai Săndulescu, Adrian Streinu-Cercel
      Pages 113-122
  4. Emerging Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Stefan Salminger, Johannes A. Mayer, Oskar C. Aszmann
      Pages 125-128
    3. Roberto Guizzardi, Mattia Vacchini, Laura Cipolla
      Pages 129-149
    4. Elizabeth A. Brett, Matthias A. Sauter, Dominik Duscher
      Pages 151-157
    5. Angela Faga, Marco Mario Tresoldi, Giovanni Nicoletti
      Pages 159-164
    6. Christina Irene Günter, Hans-Günther Machens
      Pages 165-172
    7. Johannes Zeller, Steffen U. Eisenhardt
      Pages 173-186
    8. Silvia Mihalceanu, Matthias M. Aitzetmüller, Hans-Günther Machens, Dominik Duscher
      Pages 187-199
    9. Andrea Pagani, Matthias M. Aitzetmüller, Dominik Duscher
      Pages 201-209
  5. Translational Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Kelly Bridgham, Akash Chandawarkar, Halley Darrach, Justin M. Sacks
      Pages 213-220
    3. Sarah Khalid Alageel, Martin Hildebrandt, Ana Valéria Gouveia de Andrade
      Pages 229-243
    4. Juan Liu, Jennifer Ernst, Eric Klingelhoefer, Dominik Saul, Wolfgang Lehmann, Gunter Felmerer et al.
      Pages 245-281
    5. Seyed Mohammad Zargar, Nima Jamshidi
      Pages 283-292
    6. Philipp Neßbach, Matthias M. Aitzetmüller
      Pages 293-301
  6. Regenerative Plastic Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. Douglas Helm, Dennis P. Orgill
      Pages 321-328
    3. Marco Tatullo, Massimo Marrelli, Francesco Paduano, Francesca Palmieri, Sandro Rengo, Carlo Rengo et al.
      Pages 337-348
    4. James C. Melville, Huy Q. Tran, Jonathan W. Shum, Ramzey Tursun, Robert E. Marx
      Pages 349-355
    5. Giuseppe Spinelli, Francesco Arcuri, Domenico Valente, Tommaso Agostini
      Pages 357-363
    6. Bruce A. Kraemer, Amanda Gryniewicz Rowe
      Pages 365-393
    7. Julia R. Brennan, Matthew E. Spector, Jennifer C. Kim, Michael J. Brenner
      Pages 395-409
    8. Mahmoud Kazem Nassar, Daniel J. Jordan, Sandip Hindocha
      Pages 429-458
  7. Sarah Khalid Alageel, Martin Hildebrandt, Ana Valéria Gouveia de Andrade
    Pages C1-C2
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 459-472

About this book


This book discusses the current research concepts and the emerging technologies in the field of stem cells and tissue engineering.It is the first authoritative reference documenting all the ways that plastic surgical practice and regenerative medicine science overlap or provide a road map for the future of both specialties. The Editors have provided a valuable service by gathering in one place the leading voices in these two fields in clear and concise manner. 

Divided into five parts, the book opens with a description of the elements of regenerative medicine including definitions, basic principles of soft and bone tissue regeneration, biomaterials and scaffolds. Current research concepts are explored in the second part of this book, for example mechanotransduction and the utility of extracellular vesicles. In the third part, the editors present the emerging technologies and highlight the novel perspectives on bionic reconstruction and biomimetics in surgery and regenerative medicine. Part four deals with translational aspects including practical information on moving scientific findings from bench to bedside. The final part then describes in detail applications in clinical plastic surgery. 

Written by leading experts this book is an invaluable resource for researchers, students, beginners and experienced clinicians in a range of specialties.

"In your hands is a comprehensive encyclopedia of two rapidly converging fields. Drs Duscher and Shiffman have done an outstanding job of highlighting the interdependent relationship between plastic surgery and regenerative medicine. Ultimately, this is to the benefit of both fields."
Geoffrey C. Gurtner, MD, FACS
Johnson and Johnson Distinguished Professor of Surgery
Professor (by courtesy) of Bioengineering and Materials Science
Inaugural Vice Chairman of Surgery for Innovation
Stanford University School of Medicine


Tissue Engineering Mesenchymal Stem cells Biointegration Capsule Contracture Bionic Reconstruction

Editors and affiliations

  • Dominik Duscher
    • 1
  • Melvin A. Shiffman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department for Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, Division of Experimental Plastic SurgeryTechnical University of MunichMunichGermany
  2. 2.Private PracticeTustinUSA

About the editors

Dr. Dominik Duscher MD, PhD, is the director of the Division of Experimental Plastic Surgery at Technical University of Munich. He holds a doctorate of medicine and a research doctorate focusing on Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. After his medical education in Vienna (Medical University of Vienna), London (University College London) and Boston (Harvard Medical School) he graduated from a postdoctoral fellowship in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Stanford University. For his research he received the Stanford University biomaterial research prize, and scholarships from the American Austrian Foundation and the Austrian Science Fund, among other distinctions. Dr. Duscher holds multiple patents, published more than 100 peer reviewed publications and authored more than 100 conference presentations. Dominik Duscher is the General Secretary of the European Plastic Surgery Research Council. He further acts as the Research Coordinator of the Microsurgical Education Center of the Kepler University Hospital Linz and the Young Forum of the Austrian Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Dr. Melvin A. Shiffman
, MD, JD, FCLM, received his MD from Northwestern University School of Medicine in 1957 and completed his residency in general surgery in 1964 at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Long Beach, California. Since then he has been continuously involved in oncologic surgery, reconstruction, and cosmetic surgery. In 2002, Dr. Shiffman became Chair of the Section of Surgery at Tustin Hospital and Medical Center and in 2009-10 he served as President of the American College of Legal Medicine. He is Editor Emeritus of the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, a member of the Scientific Committee of the American Journal of Aesthetic Medicine, and an examiner for the International Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He is also a former Editor-in-Chief of both the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Shiffman is the recipient of many honors and is a fellow of various colleges and societies. He has published 320 articles, authored or edited 50 books, and written more than 210 book chapters.

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