DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Vision - Provide all Military Service members with orthopaedic injuries the opportunity for optimal recovery and restoration of function

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The large majority of the injuries sustained by military personnel in U.S. combat efforts involve soft tissue wounds and skeletal fractures. Orthopaedic injuries sustained during combat-related activities tend to be heterogeneous and complex in nature, typically involving multiple limb trauma, open fractures, major tissue loss, and a high degree of wound contamination. These injuries may occur in harsh environments where access to optimal acute care can be limited. The Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program (PRORP) was established by Congress in fiscal year 2009 (FY09) to support military-relevant, peer-reviewed orthopaedic research with potential to provide short- and long-term healthcare solutions for the injured Service member, Veteran, and civilian.

PRORP Stakeholders Meeting

In September 2021, the PRORP held a Stakeholders Meeting to provide an opportunity for scientific, clinical, and military experts, as well as lived-experience subject matter experts, to engage in an open-forum dialogue to identify critical knowledge and capability gaps, as well as underfunded areas, in orthopaedic research and care. Below are the FY21 PRORP Stakeholders Book, meeting summary and stakeholder-identified gaps, and presentation slides from federal funding partners.

FY21 Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program Stakeholders Meeting Booklet

FY21 Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program Stakeholders Meeting Summary and Gaps

FY21 PRORP Stakeholder Meeting Presentations
       •    Overview of the CDMRP and PRORP
       •    Military Operational Medicine Research Program
       •    Department of Veterans
       •    National Institutes of Health



Congressional Appropriations

Congressional Appropriations

  • $428.5 million
    FY09-20
  • $30 million
    FY21

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Vision

Provide all Military Service members with orthopaedic injuries the opportunity for optimal recovery and restoration of function

Mission

Address the most significant gaps in care for the leading burden of injury and for facilitating return-to-duty by funding innovative, high-impact, clinically relevant research to advance optimal treatment and rehabilitation from musculoskeletal injuries sustained during combat and combat-related activities

Last updated Sunday, December 31, 1600