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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Optimizing Gait Rehabilitation for Veterans with Non-Traumatic Lower Limb Amputation
Principal Investigator:

Cory Christiansen

Location: Denver, CO
Congressional District Code: 6
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: November 2019 - October 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $145,483
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The focus of this study is to improve walking symmetry in order to optimize walking ability and reduce disability for Veterans with non-traumatic lower limb amputation (LLA). Over 80% of current LLAs are non-traumatic, resulting from complications of pathologies, such as diabetes mellitus and peripheral artery disease. Despite current declines in total amputation rate among Veterans, the population with non-traumatic LLA is growing. For example, from 2000 to 2004 the relative amputation rate dec...

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