Accession Number:

ADA591235

Title:

Early Diagnosis and Intervention Strategies for Post-Traumatic Heterotopic Ossification in Severely Injured Extremities

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 30 Sep 2012-29 Sep 2013

Corporate Author:

GENEVA FOUNDATION TACOMA WA

Report Date:

2013-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

This study will recruit wounded warriors with severe extremity trauma, which places them at high risk for heterotopic ossification HO bone formation at abnormal sites, which causes pain, limits motion andor limits the use of a prosthetic device. There are three goals 1 to understand the mechanisms involved in HO 2 to define accurate and practical methods to predict where HO will develop and 3 to define potential therapies for prevention or mitigation of HO.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE