Exhibit channels emotional — and orthopedic — wounds of war

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Chicago — A photograph captures an Afghan girl’s tears as her wrist injury is examined. A painting bursting with color shows the explosive effect of a roadside bomb. A mixed-media piece portrays the emotional turmoil some physicians experience after treating traumatic war injuries.

These pieces — created by orthopedic surgeons who have cared for those wounded in wartime — are just a few of the striking artworks on display through Aug. 31 as part of a free exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Read the whole shebang, and see the slide show.