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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Improving Dysvascular Amputee Outcomes by Enhancing Shared Decision Making Through the Development and Implementation of a Patient Decision Aid and a Decision Support Tool
Principal Investigator:

Daniel Norvell

Location: Seattle, WA
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2018 - December 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $266,979
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The choice of amputation level in patients with peripheral arterial disease and diabetes can have profound effects on many functional outcomes. There are no clinical guidelines or evidence that clearly define a recommended amputation level in any individual patient. There has been an increased emphasis on preserving a portion of the foot (transmetatarsal [TM] amputation) in an effort to minimize the anatomic loss of the extremity with the hope of preserving mobility. This fundamental assumption...

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