Crash Lab at ZVAMC

Research Themes

Research at the Zablocki VA Medical Center Laboratories combines neuroscience and biomechanics disciplines in its basic science and translational investigations into spinal cord injury and central nervous systems disorders, preclinical traumatic brain injury, spine biomechanics, and trauma biomechanics.

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Spinal Cord Injury

Research in spinal cord injury at the ZVAMC labs combines clinical and basic science practices to investigate function following injury, imaging, and reanimation.

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Preclinical Traumatic Brain Injury

Preclinical Traumatic Brain Injury research at the ZVAMC labs includes the evaluation of mild to severe, closed-head traumatic brain injury caused by blast or rotation. 

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ZVAMC Spine Biomechanics

Spine Biomechanics

Spine Biomechanics research at the ZVAMC labs seeks to provide patient-specific modeling of the spine, creating personalized solutions to patients suffering from spine disorders.

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Trauma Biomechanics

Trauma Biomechanics research at the ZVAMC labs includes investigations into human tolerance to injury, mechanisms of injury, methods of investigating injury, as well as the design and evaluation of related interventions. 

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