Role of Perivascular Stem Cells in Ligament Healing and Regeneration
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Biomedical Laboratory R&D
January 2020 -
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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...