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The Major Extremity Trauma and Rehabilitation Consortium


The Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC) was established in September of 2009 with funding from the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Orthopaedic Extremity Trauma Research Program (OETRP). It consists of a network of clinical centers and one data-coordinating center that will work together with the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) to conduct multi-center clinical research studies relevant to the treatment and outcomes of orthopaedic trauma sustained in the military. The overall goal of METRC is to produce the evidence needed to establish treatment guidelines for the optimal care of the wounded warrior and ultimately improve the clinical, functional and quality of life outcomes of both service members and civilians who sustain high energy trauma to the extremities.

Anchored by a Data Coordinating and Research Center at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Consortium includes over 30 civilian trauma centers and the 4 major military treatment facilities - with the ability to expand patient recruitment into more than 30 additional satellite trauma centers around the country.

METRC is committed to promoting high quality clinical research that will ultimately make a difference in the lives of those who sustain severe limb injuries. Learn more at


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