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We serve to foster the ultimate goal of full restoration of normal human function for our beneficiaries with extremity trauma and amputation. This goal will take decades to achieve. Until then, DoD will strive to achieve:

Individualized, optimized functional outcomes that are driven by patient goals and supported through a whole person transdisciplinary healthcare team approach.

Patient and Caregiver Information

Access to Care

Facility  Number 
Walter Reed Amputation Care Coordinator 1-301-400-1482 or 1-301-295-8958
Naval Medical Center San Diego Patient Administration 1-619-532-8318
San Antonio Military Medical Center Patient Administration 1-210-916-2733

Medical Provider Information

Best Practices

DoD/VA Clinical Practice Guidelines

LUKE Arm Clinical Guidance

Provider Education & Training

All education is on MilSuite (CAC authentication required). Search for "EACE Provider Education."

Grand Rounds

Federal Advanced Amputation Skills Training (FAAST)

  • General Information

Amputation Care ECHO

  • General Information

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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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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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Medical miracle: BAMC surgeons perform groundbreaking arm replant

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2/15/2017
Christopher Ebner (left to right), occupational therapist at the Center for the Intrepid, Kelsey Ward and Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Joseph Alderete, chief of surgical oncology and CFI medical director, pose for a photo at the CFI. Ward's arm was severed when a guardrail pierced the passenger-side window of her SUV in a car wreck on April 20, 2016. Brooke Army Medical Center surgeons performed their first above-the-elbow arm replant on the 22-year-old trauma patient. (U.S. Army photo by Lori Newman)

Brooke Army Medical Center surgeons performed their first above-the-elbow arm replant on a 22-year-old trauma patient last year and almost 10 months later the patient is thriving

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Federal Advanced Amputation Skills Training Symposium

Fact Sheet
2/10/2017

Save the date (July 11-13, 2017) for this event, jointly sponsored by the Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE) and the Department of Veterans Affairs Amputation System of Care in conjunction with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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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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Traversing obstacles at the new terrain park

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11/1/2016
The new terrain park outside of the Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center provides another means for Walter Reed Bethesda physical therapists to simulate uneven terrain for their amputee patients without having to go to specific destinations to do so. (DoD photo by Mark Oswell)

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Combat Extremity Surgery Course prepares medical personnel for combat

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12/3/2015
Corpsmen apply stabilizing care to a simulated patient during a casualty drill. The corpsmen provide immediate, stabilizing care to casualties before they receive an upper echelon of medical care. The Combat Extremity Surgery Course is not just educating physicians, but also physician extenders and other front line personnel, such as medics and corpsmen, so that they are prepared for combat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Childers)

The Combat Extremity Surgery Course provides deploying surgeons, combat medics and corpsmen the skills necessary to manage extremity trauma

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Mirror therapy offers relief to service members with phantom pain

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12/1/2015
A patient at Walter Reed receives mirror therapy under the supervision of a physician.

Phantom pain affects the majority of those with amputations. Two doctors from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences have tested mirror therapy, which showed more than 90 percent success in relieving the pain in those affected.

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