Raman Spectroscopy and 3D Imaging as Decision Support Tools in the Assessment of Neuronal Fibrosis and Sarcopenia in Veterans and Combat Casualty Amputees
Technical Report,15 Sep 2015,14 Dec 2018
Atlanta VA Medical Center Decatur United States
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Purpose To identify Veteran-centric predictors of wound healing and ambulation after major amputation. Scope Utilize clinical data, imaging, tissue, and surveys to determine important causes. Major Findings Nerve fibrosis correlates with major amputation. Wound healing is slow. Results Veteran population with severe disturbances in pain and quality of life metrics. Significance Nerve fibrosis is important research topic in limb salvage, and Veterans undergoing major amputation may benefit from individualized healing and rehab strategies.
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