Research Projects

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


Clinical Translation

Hip disartic amputee receives better functioning with new prosthetic


Why We Did This

The BADER Consortium aimed to enhance research that guided clinical care to help wounded soldiers not only recover from their limb injuries but live their lives as fully as possible.


BADER Acronym Inspiration

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.

MEET Sr. Bader

Raising the Bar: Extremity Trauma Care

The BADER Consortium partnered with military health organizations to produce a supplement to Military Medicine, the International Journal of AMSUS.


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 orthopaedic and musculoskeletal injuries.

By supporting the clinical rehabilitation-intensive culture across four Department of Defense Military Treatment Facilities and among affiliate research sites across the country, the Consortium sought to move research and clinical trials forward.