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But a re-think in the way soldiers are treated led to the wounded warrior being injected with a growth promoting substance extracted from pig bladders.
In preparation for the operation, corporal Hernandez was made to build up the remaining 30 per cent of muscle left on the damaged thigh.
Surgeons then sliced into the thigh, placing a thin slice of a substance called extracellular matrix.
Since the experimental growth hormone was used, Hernandez has regained most of the strength in his right thigh.
My wife survived a total Mitral valve blowout (all the cords broke loose, causing the valve to flap in the blood stream) because the doctor replaced that defective valve with a COW valve. It is supposed to last 20 years, until she's 85. What made the operation even better is that it was done using the DeVinci Surgical Robot, so she didn't need to have her Sternum split open and wired back together.
Originally posted by seedofchucky
fantastic news for vetrans ! this is start phase of full re grows and regenerations !
terrible news for punk kids who will pretty soon won't have to worry about broken or missing limbs and do even more stupid #