AOPA-Funded Systematic Review is Now Complete


In 2015 AOPA awarded a grant to Michael Dillon, PhD of La Trobe University for his project “Evaluating outcomes of dysvascular partial foot and transtibial amputation: a systematic review for the development of shared decision making resources”. The project has now been completed and the research team accomplished the following:

  • registered the systematic review protocol with PROSPERO
  • published six articles in peer reviewed journals including: o a systematic review protocol (available as open access)
  • two systematic reviews (both available as open access),
  • an expert clinical view point describing the development of the decision aid and discussion guide
  • two translational pieces challenging long held views about the association between amputation level and mortality rates, as well as increasing amputation prevalence
  • written the first decision aid and discussion guide to help support decisions about dysvascular amputation
  • translated this work through seven keynote/invited addresses
  • published translational pieces for online magazines such as O&P Almanac and Amplified

See the open access publications and AOPA’s other funded research on our website.