DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Vision -The highest possible quality of life for our injured warfighters through the advancement of knowledge in orthotics and prosthetics related research

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Loss of limb or limb functionality is one of the most debilitating traumatic injuries suffered by US military personnel. Recent advancements in commercially available orthotics and prosthetics have dramatically improved device capability, however there remains an urgent need for continued development of devices and associated rehabilitation treatments that provide demonstrable improvement in user functionality and quality of life for our service members.

The Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program, OPORP, was established by congress in fiscal year 2014 to support military relevant personal assistive technology outcomes research. The goal of the OPORP is to improve our understanding and ultimately advance the implementation of the most effective prescriptions for prosthetic and orthotic devices, treatment, rehabilitation, and secondary health effect prevention options for patients, clinicians, other caregivers, and policymakers.


Congressional Appropriations

Congressional Appropriations

  • $40.0 million
    FY14-17
  • $10.0 million
    FY18

Funding Summary

Funding
Summary


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Vision

The highest possible quality of life for our injured warfighters through the advancement of knowledge in orthotics and prosthetics related research

Mission

Advance orthotic and prosthetic research to optimize evidence-based care and clinical outcomes for military-related neuromusculoskeletal injury

Last updated Wednesday, November 14, 2018