Friday, April 08, 2005

Prosthetics company responds to wars' casualties

Prosthetics company responds to wars' casualties
by Kevin J. Shay
Staff Writer
Apr. 8, 2005

The war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan have meant more business to a variety of Maryland companies, large and small. Bethesda defense and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp., for instance, builds weapons systems such as the P-3C naval aircraft used there and trains troops on simulators to defend against attacks.

At the other end of the spectrum, in scope and mission, is Hanger Orthopedic Group, a Bethesda orthotics and prosthetics company. The company is one of many in its industry to offer artificial limbs and help treat wounded U.S. troops who return from the wars.

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