Since Gulf War, Advanced Prosthetic Technology Saves Lives, Careers


Since the first Gulf War ended in early 1991, military medicine and battlefield care has made enormous strides with the use of modern-day prosthetic limbs.

Because of some of the lessons learned and the innovations that have taken place on the battlefield, whether they be in acute resuscitative care, or tourniquets, or rapid med-evac, the VA is taking care of service members who in previous conflicts would have died.

The first step is saving lives, but the next step is restoring lives, and providing some meaning to those lives.

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