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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Potential of Hematopoietic Stem Cell-Based Therapies for Complicated Fractures
Principal Investigator:

Rutha A. LaRue

Location: Charleston, SC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2017 - September 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $165,000
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Musculoskeletal extremity injuries comprise ~50% of all combat wounds for OIF/OEF/OND Veterans. Blast injuries via improvised explosive devices account for over 75% of combat casualties, with survivors experiencing severe orthopedic injuries. These types of orthopedic injuries often result in delayed or non-union, wherein normal bone healing is impaired. Current interventions for non-union fractures, particularly atrophic non-union fractures are rarely successful. OIF/OEF/OND Veterans are also a...

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