US Ambassador Mark Lippert Wearing 'Amazing' Brace After Knife Attack

The exoskeletal design allows Mark Lippert to move his fingers and hold objects.

ByDan Good
April 06, 2015, 7:56 AM

— -- U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert is drawing attention for the dynamic splint he is wearing on his arm while recovering from a March knife attack.

The brace features an exoskeletal design, allowing him to move his fingers and hold objects.

“It is an amazing apparatus, one I haven’t seen before – so innovative and creative,” he wrote in a Facebook post.

PHOTO: Mark Lippert, U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, speaks during a press conference
Mark Lippert, U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, speaks during a press conference before being discharged from Severance Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, March 10, 2015.
Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo

According to Lippert, 42, the brace was created by Seoul’s Severance Hospital.

Lippert was slashed by a knife-wielding attacker March 5 in the South Korean capital of Seoul. He received 80 stitches.

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