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 The focus and the work product of this Consortium is dedicated to all members of the Armed Forces, especially our Wounded Warriors.



The Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium is funded through cooperative agreements with the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) Orthopaedic Extremity Trauma Research Program (OETRP) (Award # W81XWH-09-2-0108) and the DOD Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program (PRORP) of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) (Award # W81XWH-10-2-0090).




Outcomes Following Severe Distal Tibia, Ankle and/or Foot Trauma: Comparison of Limb Salvage vs. Transtibial Amputation Protocol


Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Bosse

The purpose of this study is tocompare 18 month functional outcomes and health related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients undergoing salvage versus amputation following severe distal tibia, ankle and/or foot injuries with major soft tissue, bone and/ or ankle articular surface loss. Functional outcomes and HRQoL will be measured using well established self reported measures. Secondary objectives of the study are to 1) compare 18 month assessments of physical impairment using objective performance measures of agility, strength/power, and speed and 2) to compare levels of participation that will be evaluated by rate and time to return to major usual activity and participation in light, moderate or vigorous recreational or sports activities.


This study is being funded by DOD CDMRP PRORP (W81XWH-10-2-0090).