Biomaterial Implants for the Treatment of Disuse Muscle Atrophy
Robert M Gower
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January 2020 -
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Disabilities secondary to long term immobilization are a major cause of morbidity and escalating healthcare costs for the VA. Immobilization is a complication of many conditions (e.g. limb injury, bed rest) and results in mechanical unloading of skeletal muscles. In response to mechanical unloading, muscles undergo a rapid loss of mass, referred to as disuse atrophy. Disuse atrophy prolongs the rehabilitation period, increasing the risk that full functional recovery will not be achieved. The cur...