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Research and Surveillance

The EACE Research and Surveillance Division supports the mission of the EACE by identifying relevant research gap areas, directing and executing a patient-centric intramural research program within the Amputee Care Centers (ARCs), and providing coordination and oversight for extramural research initiatives approved for conduct within the military treatment facilities (MTFs). 

The EACE also works closely with Veteran's Affairs (VA), Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and other Centers of Excellence (CoEs) to assure research outcomes from intramural and extramural efforts are translated to clinical practice through the dissemination of salient findings to key stakeholders.

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Military medicine provides ‘world-class solutions for combat casualties’

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1/17/2017
Osseointegration, a process which attaches a prosthetic limb directly to the skeleton, can be an alternative option to traditional socket-based prosthetics for qualified patients. It is currently undergoing clinical trials at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua D. Sheppard)

Walter Reed’s osseointegration program is working help amputee service members who have difficulty with socket-based prosthetics achieve maximum functional capability through an alternative and comfortable solution

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