Can an ankle-foot orthosis change hearts and minds?

  title={Can an ankle-foot orthosis change hearts and minds?},
  author={Jeanne C Patzkowski and Ryan V Blanck and Johnny G Owens and Jason M. Wilken and James A. Blair and Joseph R. Hsu},
  journal={Journal of surgical orthopaedic advances},
  volume={20 1},
The current military conflicts of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom have been characterized by high-energy explosive wounding patterns, with the majority affecting the extremities. While many injuries have resulted in amputation, surgical advances have allowed the orthopaedic surgeon to pursue limb salvage in the face of injuries once considered unsalvageable. The military limb salvage patient is frequently highly active and motivated and expresses significant frustration… CONTINUE READING