Treatment studied to help patients ‘burned to the bone’

25 septiembre 2014

Burn researchers examine a new approach for treating painful aftermath of war-defining combat injuries. Those burned by high-velocity explosive devices are at-risk for heterotopic ossification (HO), in which bone develops in places it shouldn’t be, outside the skeleton, in joints, muscles and tendons. The painful condition can make it difficult to move and function and commonly affects patients who suffer burns, automobile accidents, orthopedic surgery and blast injuries and other combat wounds.