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Designing and using animal models to improve tendon healing

36 months
Approved budget:
Dr Mark Zhu
Health issue:
Injury (intentional and unintentional)
Proposal type:
Clinical Research Training Fellowship
Lay summary
This project aims to accurately model two analogous and important tendon injuries, with the goal of finding novel treatment methods. Rotator cuff and hip abductor tendon disease are extremely common. They contribute to millions in health spending every year and causes severe loss of mobility and productivity for patients and society.