Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Hospital opens for amputee veterans

Hospital opens for amputee veterans
By Michelle Roberts
SAN ANTONIO - Of the roughly 20,000 soldiers injured since the start of the Iraq war, more than 500 have lost a limb -- many of them in roadside bombings.
On Monday, a $50 million high-tech rehabilitation center opened that is designed to serve the growing number of soldiers who return from war as amputees or with severe burns.
The privately funded Center for the Intrepid includes a rock-climbing wall, a wave pool and a virtual reality computer system.

Jon-Arnold Garcia



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