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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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Medal of Honor Recipient Speaks to Soldiers

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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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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)

Physical therapists use the new terrain park to simulate uneven terrain for their amputee patients

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Women face unique challenges when getting a prosthesis

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Army Spc. Cherdale Allen shows off two of her prosthetic legs: one for walking and the other for high heels.

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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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Health Care Delivery Subcommittee Update Sustainment and Advancement of Amputee Care Tasking

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Presentation to the Defense Health Board: Health Care Delivery Subcommittee Update Sustainment and Advancement of Amputee Care Tasking

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Trauma and Injury Subcommittee Update Theater Trauma Lessons Learned Tasking

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Trauma and Injury Subcommittee Update presented to the Defense Health Board

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Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence

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S 3001, NDAA Conference Report Of Traumatic Extremity Injuries and Amputations & JES for FY 2009, Sec. 723

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Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence

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S 3001, NDAA Conference Report Of Traumatic Extremity Injuries and Amputations & JES for FY 2009, Sec. 723

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Healthcare Delivery Update on Sustainment and Advancement of Amputee Care

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Healthcare Delivery Update on Sustainment and Advancement of Amputee Care presented to the Defense Health Board on November 18, 2013

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Update on Sustainment and Advancement of Amputee Care Tasking

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Update on Sustainment and Advancement of Amputee Care Tasking presented to the Defense Health Board

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Amputee Care

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Briefing on Amputee Care presented to the Defense Health Board

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Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence

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S. 301, NDAA Conference Report & JES for FY09, Sec. 723

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Center of Excellence in the Mitigation, Treatment, and Rehabilitation of Traumatic Extremity Injuries and Amputations

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