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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Use of a Novel Tissue Oxygen Tension Biosensor to Reliably Predict Healing of Lower Extremity Amputations for Rapid Facilitation of PatientMobility
Principal Investigator:

Shalini Ramasunder

Location: Durham, NC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: July 2019 - June 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $27,637
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Major lower extremity amputation procedures secondary to compromised vascularity demonstrate extremely high rates of infection, wound complication, mortality, and reoperation, resulting in reduced mobility, cardiovascular deconditioning, and muscle weakness, decreasing the probability of future prosthetic fitting. This in turn results in a compromise in quality of life and increased health care expenditures by the Veterans Health Administration. While multiple factors contribute to delayed or fa...

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