Recent Projects

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


BADER Clinic Activity

Hip disartic amputee receives better functioning with new prosthetic


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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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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Raising the Bar: Extremity Trauma Care

For the second time this year, the BADER Consortium has partnered with military health organizations to produce a supplement to Military Medicine, the International Journal of AMSUS.

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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 was 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 sought to move research and clinical trials forward.

Professional presentations

Peer review publications

Million dollars in external grants seeded by BADER

MTF research protocols supported by BADER staff