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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.


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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The New Normal

BADER Consortium and the Thought Leadership and Innovation Foundation partnered on a supplement to Military Medicine, the International Journal of AMSUS.

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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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AMSUS 2015

Members of the BADER Consortium are in San Antonio, Tex., this week for the 2015 AMSUS Continuing Education meeting, where federal and military health professionals are discussing how healthcare is flexing to meet the changing needs of its patients. The conference... read more

Anahid’s Story

There are students who are passionate about their studies. And then there is Anahid Ebrahimi. The University of Delaware grad student exudes an enthusiasm for her research that’s hard to miss, much like her ever-present smile. From her work in the BADER Lab at the... read more

A Tutorial on Casting

A Tutorial on Casting: UD Orthotics and Prosthetics Club hosts casting workshop The University of Delaware’s Orthotics and Prosthetics Club casts a unique vision to inspire its members. Last month, the club learned how to cast prosthetic limbs during a workshop with... 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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