Accepted for Publication: June 12, 2012.
Author Contribution: Drs Foote and Meyerle had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Yang, Garza, and Meyerle. Analysis and interpretation of data: Yang, Foote, Kang, and Meyerle. Drafting of the manuscript: Yang, Foote, and Meyerle. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Yang, Garza, Kang, and Meyerle. Statistical analysis: Yang, Foote, and Meyerle. Administrative, technical, and material support: Yang, Garza, Kang, and Meyerle. Study supervision: Kang and Meyerle.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by grant W81XWH-09-1-0375 from the US Department of Defense, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Dr Garza), and by grant 1K08AR055666-01A1 from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health (Dr Garza).
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein belong solely to the authors. They do not nor should they be interpreted to be representative of or endorsed by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, US Army, Department of Defense, or any other federal government agency.
Additional Contributions: The Indiana-Ohio Center for Traumatic Amputation Rehabilitation Research and its codirectors Mark Sothmann, PhD, and Stephen Wilson, PhD, supported conduct of this research under terms of grant W81XWH-09-1-0375.