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UVA Health System part of Armed Forces multi-million dollar effort to help soldiers
Date:4/17/2008

ermis and subcutaneous layers of the skin. Katz believes that when soldiers receive materials made from their own cells, they wont reject the implanted skin or tissue.

I have read statistics about amputations and have seen the disfiguring scars that our soldiers carry. Its clear that they are surviving more than they did in previous conflicts because of technology and state-of-the-art emergency medical care, but they are experiencing significant morbidities and functional deficits in terms of damaged and/or lost limbs and disfiguring facial trauma that results from explosive devices, Katz said. I feel extremely privileged to be a part of this extensive and concerted effort to improve the lives and futures of our soldiers when they come off the battlefield.


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