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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01RX003237-01
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):
$577,983
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

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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