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Effectiveness of Military Amputee Care Programs

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Taylor 302, Madison Union, JMU

Start Date

4-6-2019 10:50 AM

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Military Amputee Care Programs (ACP’s) are crucial to the rehabilitation of U.S. soldiers who have been wounded. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of these programs.Through research of scholarly and military medical journals, the study explored the historical/scientific development of how amputations are not only treated, but prevented. Studies then further analyzed each step in military ACP’s, from the exact moment of injury to the return to civilian life/duty. Research found that the ACP’s at Walter Reed and Brooke Army Medical Centers are the only two of their kind. These programs have very good success rates with returning patients to functional and fulfilling lives. Individual testimonials all reported an increased quality of life after completion of the programs. Due to the success of these programs, the United States Military should expand the rehabilitation centers. Civilian medical care would benefit greatly from replicating a similar program.

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Apr 6th, 10:50 AM

Effectiveness of Military Amputee Care Programs

Taylor 302, Madison Union, JMU

Military Amputee Care Programs (ACP’s) are crucial to the rehabilitation of U.S. soldiers who have been wounded. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of these programs.Through research of scholarly and military medical journals, the study explored the historical/scientific development of how amputations are not only treated, but prevented. Studies then further analyzed each step in military ACP’s, from the exact moment of injury to the return to civilian life/duty. Research found that the ACP’s at Walter Reed and Brooke Army Medical Centers are the only two of their kind. These programs have very good success rates with returning patients to functional and fulfilling lives. Individual testimonials all reported an increased quality of life after completion of the programs. Due to the success of these programs, the United States Military should expand the rehabilitation centers. Civilian medical care would benefit greatly from replicating a similar program.