Patient Response to an Integrated Orthotic and Rehabilitation Initiative for Traumatic Injuries for the Military Treatment Facilities (PRIORITI-MTF)
Technical Report,01 Jul 2016,30 Jun 2017
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore United States
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The purpose of this study is to examine the benefits of an integrated orthotic and rehabilitation program that incorporates the Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis IDEO and the Return to Run RTR physical therapy PT regimen, but designed for scalability in the broader military environment i.e. beyond Brooke Army Medical Center where the program was developed. We will assess immediate and long-term improvements in functional performance and self reported outcomes in active and retired service members treated at three military treatment facilities MTFs who are currently one or more years out from a traumatic unilateral lower extremity injury at or below the knee with functional deficits interfering with daily activities. Participants are evaluated before receiving the IDEOTM, immediately following completion ofRTR PT, and at 6 and 12 months. Agility, strengthpower and speed are assessed using well-established performance tests. Self-reported function is measured using the Short Form Musculoskeletal Assessment SMFA. The Orthotics and Prosthetics Users Survey is administered to assess satisfaction with the IDEOTM.
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