Every year thousands of people require orthotic and prosthetic (O & P) care. Here are some of the more famous individuals who have needed O & P care:

General Santa Ana   This military general, who led the troops against the Alamo, lost his leg in battle. Following the injury, he used an artificial leg.
General Stonewall Jackson One of the Civil Wars most famous generals, the Confederate leader lost his arm during the war.
Monty Stratton   A pitcher for the Chicago White Sox between 1934 and 1938, Stratton continued his successful pitching career even after a hunting accident necessitated a below-the-knee amputation. Following the accident, Stratton pitched while wearing a wooden leg.
FDR Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Americas 32nd President, wore orthotic braces after contracting polio as an adolescent.
Harold Russell   This actor won the 1946 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in the movie "The Best Years of Our Lives." Russell played a sailor who was missing both hands. In real life, the actor lost his hands in World War II.
Glen Cunningham As a child, Cunningham wore orthotic braces. As an adult, he held the world record in the individual mile and additional records in several track-and-field events during the 1950s.
Senator Bob Kerrey
  After losing his leg while a Navy SEAL during the Vietnam War, Kerrey went on to become a U.S. Senator.
William Jefferson Clinton The 42nd President of the United States wore an orthosis for an injury to his knee following a serious fall in March 1997.