Prosthetic limb

B.C.: Prosthetic care goes back to the fifth Egyptian dynasty (2750-2625 B.C.) – archaeologists have unearthed the oldest know splint from that period.

1529: French surgeon Ambroise Pare (1510 – 1590) introduced amputation as a life-saving measure in medicine. Soon after, Pare started developing prosthetic limbs in a scientific manner.

1946: A major advancement was made in the attachment of lower limbs. Specialists created a suction sock for above-knee prostheses at University of California, Berkeley.

1975: Ysidro M. Martinez’s invention of a below-the-knee prosthesis avoided some of the problems associated with conventional artificial limbs.


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