Accession Number:

ADA612794

Title:

Preventative Therapeutics for Heterotopic Ossification

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 30 Sep 2013-26 Sep 2014

Corporate Author:

GENEVA FOUNDATION TACOMA WA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

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 condition 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE