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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Intraoperative Optimization and Validation of Musculoskeletal Reconstruction
Principal Investigator:

Richard L. Lieber

Location: Hines, IL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: January 2018 - December 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $213,545
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Summary Abstract The long-term goal of this project is to improve the outcome of surgical procedures involving skeletal muscle transfer, whether muscle transposition or transplantation. Under previous support from V.A. Rehab R&D, we characterized the design of muscles involved in tendon transfer surgery and developed high-resolution tools with which to study them. In this proposal, we exploit a relatively rare surgical procedure for brachial plexus injury, in which the gracilis muscle is surgic...

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