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Surprising methods heal wounded troops
Stars & Stripes ^ | September 9, 2012 | MARILYNN MARCHIONE (AP)

Posted on 09/09/2012 8:50:56 PM PDT by Rabin

-In Los Angeles, surgeons used part of Michael Mills' forehead to rebuild his nose after a bomb disfigured him in Iraq.

-In Pittsburgh, doctors used an experimental therapy from pig tissue to help regrow part of a thigh muscle that Ron Strang lost in a blast in Afghanistan.

(Excerpt) Read more at stripes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afirm; troops
AFIRM, the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine.

Army regenerative medicine: http://www.afirm.mil/index.cfm?pageidhome and http://www.afirm.mil/assets/documents/annual-report-2011.pdf

VA medical research: http://www.research.va.gov

Operation Mend http://operationmend.ucla.edu/

Rab

1 posted on 09/09/2012 8:51:01 PM PDT by Rabin
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