A Closer Look at Knifed Ambassador's Futuristic Hand Brace

April 6, 2015 4:21 PM

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A Closer Look at Knifed Ambassador's Futuristic Hand Brace

Recovering U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert has ditched his old-fashioned splint in favor of a custom-made exoskeletal version that helps him open his hand amid nerve and possible tendon damage.

Lippert, the ambassador to South Korea, was attacked last month in Seoul when a man shouting "no to war training" lunged at him with a 10-inch blade, hitting his face and left hand, authorities said. Lippert, 42, needed 80 stitches and had to undergo surgery.

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