Facilitated By

San Antonio Medical Foundation

Universal Limb Stasis System for Extended Storage and Resuscitation (ULiSSES) for Avulsed Limb Soft Tissue Metabolic Support

The University of Texas at San Antonio

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Principal Investigator(s)
Hood, Robert
Funded by
Univ of TX HSC at San Antonio 745
Research Start Date

In mass casualty situations and particularly in a combat setting, high-level trauma care is not readily available and several severed limbs may simultaneously need preservation. Twelve hours may not be sufficient for collecting the extremities, stabilizing the patients, and transporting them to a medical facility with the resources needed for limb replantation. A limb preservation technology capable of maintaining the limb for 24 hours or more would, therefore, facilitate prolonged forward care of detached limbs in cases of trauma, particularly in the military setting.

Collaborative Project
Medical Devices