Caring for Amputees

Schrum, Nelia
March 2006
Soldiers;Mar2006, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p28
The article features the Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) in Texas. It is a center for service members injured in the war including member who have amputated parts as a result of their injuries. According to Colonel Mark Bagg, orthopedic consultant to the Army and chief of orthopedics and rehabilitation at BAMC, patient care starts with surgical treatment to maximize the performance of the soldier. The center has a training gym with state-of-the-art exercise and rehabilitation equipment.


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