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The Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE) is the leading advocate for research and treatment of Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans (VA) Affairs patients with extremity trauma and amputation. Working with TRICARE, the Military Health System, VA and other Centers of Excellence, the EACE leads efforts to enhance collaboration between the DoD and the VA extremity trauma and amputee care providers and conduct scientific research to minimize the effects of traumatic injuries and improve clinical outcomes.

EACE has four primary focus areas:

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The Next Step: The Rehabilitation Journey After Lower Limb Amputation

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11/8/2018

This handbook will help to guide military members and their families through an amputation, recovery, and rehabilitation.

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Caring for skin goes deeper than applying lotion

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2/6/2018
Heather Carter, an above-knee amputee, participates in a therapy session at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Caring for skin around amputation sites is one of the most critical roles of a military dermatologist. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean Kimmons)

The many critical roles of a military dermatologist

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Within Reach: The Rehabilitation Journey After Upper Limb Amputation

Publication
1/3/2018

This guide was written specifically for Veterans and active duty military personnel receiving care through the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense Healthcare Systems, but the information gathered includes experiences of civilian amputees as well. The hope is that this content can benefit anyone living with upper limb amputation as well as caregivers and clinical providers.

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Osseointegration

Video
12/8/2017
Osseointegration

Doctors at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, are adapting technology developed in Europe called Osseointegration. The technology allows the attachment of prosthetics directly to a patient's skeleton.

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Active duty amputee

Video
11/28/2017
Active duty amputee

More than 1,500 service members have lost limbs in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. For those faced with this traumatic injury, the Department of Defense medical system has adapted in the last 20 years to speed up the recovery process and improve prosthetics.

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Amputation Care Equipment Requirements

Fact Sheet
9/8/2017

This fact sheet describes equipment needs for amputees based on level and number of amputations.

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Studies seek to improve everyday life after injury, amputation

Article
8/31/2017
From the impact of prosthetics on energy and strength to its influence on daily tasks, experts share research being done on musculoskeletal injuries at the Military Health System Research Symposium in Kissimmee, Florida. (Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)

Aspects from daily life, whether its tobacco use or hand functions, can be challenged in ways unknown before a significant injury; Experts share their research on musculoskeletal injuries during MHSRS in Kissimmee, Florida

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Regrowing limbs could be the future for military medicine

Article
8/29/2017
A juvenile California tiger Salamander migrates across the Travis Air Force Base, California, airfield in search of a suitable burrow, June 9, 2017. Military researchers are studying how some animals, such as salamanders, are able to regrow limbs. The work is designed to help those with amputations regrow their own arms and legs. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Heide Couch)

Scientists at the Military Health System Research Symposium are talking about the future of regenerative medicine, a future that could include warfighters acting like salamanders and regrowing missing arms and legs!

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NHRC researchers use data to understand long-term health outcomes for combat-injured amputees

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8/29/2017
Title graphic by NHRC Public Affairs.

During the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) Aug. 29, researchers from the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) shared findings from a recent report that described quality of life outcomes for combat-injured amputees.

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Molding a future

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8/14/2017
See the process of how prostheses are made at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

See the process of how prostheses are made at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Osseointegration

Fact Sheet
4/25/2017

This fact sheet provides information on osseointegration (OI) and the use of this procedure for the direct skeletal attachment of prosthetic limbs in Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries with amputations.

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The LUKE Arm: Fulfilling a Promise to Wounded Warriors

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12/29/2016
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The holiday season is bringing high-tech offerings for U.S. war veterans this year in the form of sophisticated bionic arms developed under the direction of DARPA's Revolutionizing Prosthetics program.

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Medal of Honor Recipient Speaks to Soldiers

Photo
11/8/2016
Medal of Honor recipient Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry talks to soldiers at Fort Sill, Okla, Jan. 12, 2012. Petry lost his right hand throwing a live grenade away from himself and two other Army Rangers during combat in Afghanistan's Paktia province, May 26, 2008. DoD photo by Marie Berberea, Fort Sill

Medal of Honor recipient Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry talks to soldiers at Fort Sill, Okla, Jan. 12, 2012. Petry lost his right hand throwing a live grenade away from himself and two other Army Rangers during combat in Afghanistan's Paktia province, May 26, 2008. (DoD Photo by Marie Berberea, Fort Sill)

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Lance Corporal Adrian Simone

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11/8/2016
Lance Cpl. Adrian Simone, an infantryman with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, from Montville, N.J., does pull-ups at Camp Lejeune, N.C., May, 08, 2012. Simone lost both of his legs to an improvised explosive device in August, 2011 in Helmand province, Afghanistan. DoD photo by Cpl. Jeff Drew

Lance Cpl. Adrian Simone, an infantryman with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, from Montville, N.J., does pull-ups at Camp Lejeune, N.C., May, 08, 2012. Simone lost both of his legs to an improvised explosive device in August, 2011 in Helmand province, Afghanistan. (DoD Photo by CPL. Jeff Drew)

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Advancement and Sustainment of Amputee Care

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8/11/2014

Briefing to the Defense Health Board at August 11, 2014 meeting on Advancement and Sustainment of Amputee Care.

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