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A welcome message from the Chair of the Consortium

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

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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).

TAOS Study

TAOS Study

 

Comparison of Transtibial Amputation with and without a Tibia-Fibula Synostosis

  

Principal Investigator: Michael Bosse, MD


The primary objective of this study is to compare levels of impairment and functional outcomes for patients undergoing a transtibial amputation and randomized to receive an endbearing tibia-fibula synostosis (Ertl procedure) versus a standard posterior flap procedure (Burgess procedure). Secondary objectives are to 1) compare the fit and the alignment of the prosthesis together with levels of comfort and satisfaction between treatment groups; and 2) compare rates of re-hospitalizations for complications, resource utilization, and overall treatment costs for patients undergoing a below the knee amputation who are randomized to receive an end-bearing tibia-fibula synostosis versus a standard posterior flap procedure.

 

 

This study is being funded by DoD CDMRP PRORP METRC Consortium Award (W8XWH-10-0090).


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