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SF clinic helps amputee veterans

Sunday, November 11, 2012
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Veterans who are amputees, were among those who showed up Saturday in San Francisco for a special event.

It was a clinic that featured hands-on training, classroom instruction, and the latest in prosthetic gear.

One of the organizers told us these clinics give amputees hope and a way to feel more integrated in society.

"The physical reaction is people's physiological well-being is improved, definitely. But from a psychological perspective, it opens such doors to people that they never thought was possible following the trauma of an amputation," Director of Orthotics & Prosthetics Matthew Garibaldi said.

The participants had a chance to scale a wall and get in some swimming. About 100 athletes showed up for the event.

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