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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 19
11-19-2010, 11:49 AM
Originally Posted by Cursix
Depending on the injury, your Starship may not be able to handle it. It has been commented several times in the series that Star Bases have advanced medical facilities than a typical Star Ship. Picard had to go to a Star Base to get repairs done on his artificial heart on one occasion.

Think of the regenerators as additional supply kits that an on board medical officer can use to jurry rig a surgical bay to treat a more severe injury.
Even at that I hardly believe Picard was charged for the surgery.