Linda Resnik leads national study of veterans' amputation needs

January 11, 2017

Linda Resnik heads $2.5-million study of veterans who lost hands or arms in Iraq and Afghanistan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A national team led by Linda Resnik, a Brown University professor and research scientist at the Providence VA Medical Center, is leading a national study of the needs of veterans with traumatic upper-limb amputations -- the most common of which is loss below the elbow, typically suffered in combat.

Among other issues, the research will examine why only seven in 10 upper-limb amputee veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq were satisfied with their prostheses - compared to more than 90 percent of lower-limb amputees, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Inspector General completed in 2011.  READ MORE