Intraoperative Optimization and Validation of Musculoskeletal Reconstruction
Richard L. Lieber
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January 2018 -
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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...