Named after Royal Air Force fighter pilot Sir Douglas Bader, who lost both legs in a plane crash but went on to shoot down 22 German planes and attempt multiple escapes as a POW during World War II.
“BADER is central to the ARCs’ research capabilities and current efforts.”
– Defense Health Board, “Sustainment and Advancement of Amputee Care”, Presented February 11, 2015
Even as our wars overseas wind down, U.S. soldiers and veterans wounded in combat continue to seek a high quality of life. The overarching goal of the BADER Consortium is to advance and strengthen evidence-based orthopaedic rehabilitation care to improve the lives of these wounded warriors and to optimize their functional outcomes after combat and combat-related musculoskeletal injuries.
By supporting the clinical rehabilitation-intensive culture across four Department of Defense Military Treatment Facilities and among affiliates across the country, the Consortium seeks to move research and clinical trials forward.
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The gap between traditional patient outcomes and optimal functional outcomes is wide. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Learn more about becoming an affiliate today!