Many are burdened with accidental injuries to multiple limbs. The study conducted by the Consortium will help us better understand what functions and what doesn’t in dealing with these accidental injuries and make sure that our service associates are provided with the very best care feasible. We are thrilled to be partnering with Drs. MacKenzie and Bosse and the incredible group of investigators they have assembled, says Joseph Wenke, MD, of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Study at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Program Supervisor for the Consortium. Together we will address the most pressing problems in orthopedic trauma care. The outcomes of our studies are likely to change practices, stated Wenke. Mackenzie concludes: It really is an honor to work collaboratively with the military on issues that are important to the care of the wounded warrior.Chelsea S. Bahney, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, UCSF School of Medicine, concedes their strategy is less orthodox. It is not the pathway that a lot of people think about, but it produced a complete lot more sense to follow the normal developmental mechanism. This cartilage is naturally bioactive. It makes elements that help induce bone and vascularization formation, added Dr. Bahney. When people use a bone graft, it is often dead bone which requires something exogenous to be put into it or some home of the matrix in the graft.