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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Role of Perivascular Stem Cells in Ligament Healing and Regeneration
Principal Investigator:

Natalie Leong

Location: Baltimore, MD
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2020 - December 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $344,954
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Due to the physical demands placed on the knees and shoulders of service members, the incidence of ligamentous injury is high in the Veteran population. These injuries have significant impact on Veterans’ quality of life and ability to meet their occupational, recreational, and health goals. There is a need for better treatment options to augment surgical repair or reconstruction for some of these ligament and tendon injuries. In particular, 73% of massive rotator cuff tears fail to heal followi...

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