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A welcome message from the Chair of the Consortium

 The focus and the work product of this Consortium is dedicated to all members of the Armed Forces, especially our Wounded Warriors.



The Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium is funded through cooperative agreements with the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) Orthopaedic Extremity Trauma Research Program (OETRP) (Award # W81XWH-09-2-0108) and the DOD Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program (PRORP) of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) (Award # W81XWH-10-2-0090).

METRC at the Extremity War Injuries Symposium

The 2016 AAOS/OTA/SOMOS/ORS Extremity War Injuries (EWI) Symposium was held in Washington DC on January 18-20, 2016.  For 11 years the EWI symposium has brought the military and civilian orthopaedic trauma communities together to share best practices and define research priorities for the future. This year’s theme was: “Maintaining Force Readiness During an Era of Military Transition.” The METRC Bioburden Team led by Dr. Michael Bosse won this year’s Best Poster Award (link to poster). METRC investigators also presented preliminary results from the Trauma Collaborative Care Study (link to abstract). For the complete agenda for EWI XI, click here. bosse award