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New research points to a viable solution to address Heterotopic Ossification (HO) in SCI

Andrew Skinner March 5, 2020 News

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Take a look at this article recently published from Michigan Health Lab - University of Michigan Medicine.

Spinal cord injuries can lead to a painful complication during the healing process called heterotopic ossification (HO), an abnormal bone formation within muscle and soft tissues, an unfortunately common phenomenon that typically occurs weeks after an injury or surgery. Patients with HO experience decreased range of motion, swelling and pain. Currently, there’s no way to prevent it and once it’s formed, there’s no way to reverse it.

But that may soon change. New research implicate a specific type of immune cell behind heterotopic ossification — and presents a potential target for treatment.

Read the entire article HERE


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