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Thin Sheet of Pig Material Spurs Muscle Growth in Humans (7 of 7)

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Caption: Patient 5. Forward reach test at 6 months post-op. Patient saw 56 percent improvement when compared to pre-operative distance. The forward reach test evaluates anterior tibial function. This video relates to a paper that appeared in the April 30, 2014, issue of Science Translational Medicine, published by AAAS. The paper, by Dr. B.M. Sicari at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pa., and colleagues was titled, "An Acellular Biologic Scaffold Promotes Skeletal Muscle Formation in Mice and Humans with Volumetric Muscle Loss."

Credit: Video courtesy of Drs. Elke Brown and Fabrisia Ambrosio

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