The establishment of the Bridging Advanced Developments for Exceptional Rehabilitation (BADER) Consortium in 2011 was set to raise the bar for orthopaedic rehabilitation outcomes.

Obtaining the highest level of function was the BADER Consortium’s desired care outcome for every wounded service member with traumatic orthopaedic or musculoskeletal injury.

Our funded projects aimed to meet the challenge of the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) to unite federal agencies, academia, industry and the clinical community and make lasting transformations in the lives of wounded warriors. The objective was to establish new evidence-based care practices through BADER Consortium’s nationwide clinical research enterprise.