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The Mobility Toolkit: Electronically Augmented Assessment of Functional Recovery Following Lower-Extremity Trauma

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[Technical Report, Annual Report]

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Background The proposed effort directly involves the development and validation of standardized measures to objectively assess and improve rehabilitative outcomes, including multi-extremity trauma following neuromusculoskeletal injury. It involves the direct application of the Mobility Toolkit Project, which is a HIPAA-compliant, web-accessible, cloud-based application for data acquisition and quantitative analysis of performance-based measures PBMs in multiple wide-spread clinic and therapy settings. The proposed effort addresses the feasibility of data collection in clinical settings and describing the recovery trajectories for lower-extremity injuries in active duty and civilian orthopaedic trauma patients. ObjectiveHypothesis The purpose of this study is to 1 evaluate implementation in multiple clinical centers in the context of a large orthopaedic research consortium 2 generate normative data for patients with lower extremity articular injures and non-injured controls and 3 to identify thresholds that indicate risk for diminished long-term function and complications. Specific Aims The specific aims are to 1 Determine the feasibility and burden of implementing the Mobility Toolkit in a clinical setting, in the context of a large, multi-center research consortium, 2 Establish normative data for adult patients with articular injuries proximal tibia, pilon, ankle fracture and ankle fracture-dislocation, hind foot as well as a cohort of non-injured adults, and 3 Identify thresholds that indicate risk for diminished long-term function and select complications eg, malunion, hardware failure, range of motion complications. In addition, an exploratory aim 4 is to develop algorithms to translated AHRS data for additional physical performance measures selected by the Protocol Committee made up of orthopaedic surgeons, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, and physical therapists.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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