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Muscle Injuries and Repair: Current Trends in Research
Johnny Huard, PhD; Yong Li, PhD, MD; Freddie H. Fu, MD
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Investigation performed at the Growth and Development Laboratory, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh; the University of Pittsburgh; and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Johnny Huard, PhD
Yong Li, PhD, MD
Growth and Development Laboratory, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 4151 Rangos Research Center, 3705 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. E-mail address for J. Huard: jhuard+@pitt.edu

Freddie H. Fu, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Liliane S. Kaufmann Building, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1010, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

In support of the research or preparation of this manuscript, one of the authors (J.H.) received grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH 1 RO1 AR47973-01) and the Orris C. Hirtzel and Beatrice Dewey Hirtzel Memorial Foundation. This work also was supported by the William F. and Jean W. Donaldson Chair at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. The authors did not receive payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.

J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2002 May 01;84(5):822-832
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After injury, muscle healing occurs through different phases, including (1) degeneration and inflammation, (2) muscle regeneration, and (3) development of fibrosis.
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