Wounded Warriors, or others who have had severe injuries to their legs, have a potential alternative to amputation.
The Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis (IDEO) was designed by prosthetist Ryan Blanck at the Center for the Intrepid. The device is made from carbon and fiberglass and is custom fit so that it supports the foot and ankle and resembles an amputee's running prosthetic. IDEO, along with an extensive rehabilitation program, is allowing some wounded warriors who previously had difficulties walking or standing due to lower leg injuries to run again.
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