Accession Number : AD1023944

Title :   Heterotopic Ossification Following Extremity Blast Amputation: An Animal Model in the Sprague Dawley Rat

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,30 Sep 2010,31 Dec 2015

Corporate Author : Medical University of South Carolina Charleston United States

Personal Author(s) : Pellegrini,Vincent Jr D

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Report Date : 01 Mar 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : Prior phase I protocols demonstrated water and the hind limb as the preferred medium and location in the animal model. Phase II demonstrated increased tissue damage from pulsed lavage, and a beneficial effect from amputation above the zone of blast injury. Phase III was designed to investigate effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication and external beam radiation on development of HO; prior studies served as the control group in order to limit animal numbers.

Descriptors :   osteogenesis , blast injuries , wounds and injuries , Amputation , orthopedic surgical procedures , osteoblasts , animal experimentation , rats

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Weapons Effects(biological)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE