BADER Clinic Activity

Hip disartic amputee receives better functioning with new prosthetic



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.

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Obtaining the highest level of function is the BADER Consortium’s desired care outcome for every wounded service member with traumatic orthopaedic injury.


Why We Do This…

The BADER Consortium aims to help today’s wounded soldiers not only recover from their limb injuries but live a life as full as possible.

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“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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BADER honors

BADER Consortium affiliate wins prestigious biomechanics award Kenton Kaufman, director of the Scientific Technical Cores for the BADER Consortium, recently received the Borelli Award from the American Society for Biomechanics. “This is the most prestigious honor... read more

Delaware veteran wins at Invictus

Yesterday marked the start of the first-ever Invictus Games, an international sporting competition for wounded warriors taking place at Olympic Stadium in London, England. And in the first day of competition, Felton, Del., resident Nicholas Dadgostar showed off the... read more

Aiming for optimal function

Ashly Ash had her right leg amputated when she was 4 years old after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. For much of her life she has used a prosthesis, though it’s been a challenge to find one that’s comfortable and lasting. Now, BADER... read more

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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!

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