Preventative Therapeutics for Heterotopic Ossification
Technical Report,30 Sep 2013,29 Sep 2016
GENEVA FOUNDATION TACOMA WA TACOMA United States
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In this project we study Heterotopic Ossification HO and are a potential novel therapy to cure it. HO consists of formation of extra bone within the muscles, near tendons and ligaments, inside the blood vessels and other places in the body. HO is triggered by trauma, burns, nerve damage, immobilization and other conditions and can also occur in patients undergoing large surgeries such as hip or knee replacement. Because trauma, burns and other severe wounds are regrettably common in our soldiers in the current war theaters and conflicts, HO often affects and afflicts many of them. The consequences of having HO are not minor.