Dr. Asheesh Bedi & Christopher Medinas

HGH to Protect Against Muscle Weakness Following ACL Repair

Principal Investigator: Dr. Christopher Mendias, Ph.D., University of Michigan Medical School

Funding from the Mark Cuban Foundation allowed University of Michigan scientists and physicians to study how human growth hormone may aid recovery from an ACL tear – one of the most frequent, traumatic and dreaded knee injuries among athletes.

The use of HGH treatment in patients that have undergone ACL reconstructive surgery may prevent the loss of muscle strength and weakness.

The research team found the HGH injections did appear to have an effect after measuring knee muscle strength and volume, patient-reported outcomes, such as pain and symptoms, and analyzing biomarkers in blood samples from the injured athletes versus individuals without an ACL tear.

Source: University of Michigan Medical School

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