Lecture series addresses replacing lost limbs (5/27/04)
May 27, 2004
Lecture series addresses replacing lost limbs
Photo by Larry Ketron
Maj. Janet Papazis chief of Physical Therapy Amputee Section at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, said her section strives to "get Soldiers back to full function whether they stay in the Army or not." She and others spoke May 13 on the advances made in limb replacement.
by Ann Duble
Soldiers who lost limbs in the Civil War had a one-time shot to get an artificial limb from the government or take the $70 it cost, said George Wunderlich, executive director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.
Today, the Army spares no expense to treat Soldiers who lost limbs in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, said Lt. Col. Jeffrey Gambel, chief of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
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