U.S. Envoy's Wrist Brace Makes Wave

      April 06, 2015 10:25

      U.S. Ambassador to Korea Mark Lippert is attracting attention with an unusual brace on his left arm after being treated for wounds sustained in a knife attack last month.

      The exoskeletal appearance of the brace has prompted some commentary online, and Lippert posted a message on Facebook recently describing the brace.

      Left: A photo of Mark Lippert's wrist brace from the U.S. ambassador's Facebook page; Right: Lippert visits the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul on Thursday. /Newsis

      "It is a dynamic splint that allows movement of my hand while immobilizing my wrist," he wrote. "It is very comfortable and has made a huge difference in my recovery as I am able to hold things in my hand."

      Doctors at Severance Hospital, who treated Lippert, had the brace made for him when he was released after several days in hospital.

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