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Health Agencies Update
November 27, 2018

New NIH-DoD Limb Loss Registry

JAMA. 2018;320(20):2067. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.18508

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Defense (DoD) are planning to establish the first national Limb Loss and Preservation Registry to improve rehabilitation and quality of life for active military personnel, veterans, and civilians who have lost a limb, according to a recent NIH announcement.

Limb loss can be a result of injury, a surgical procedure, or a birth defect. The NIH and DoD have awarded a 5-year contract, capped at $5 million, to the Mayo Clinic to develop and launch the registry, which is expected to become operational in 2020.