History of Prostetic Limbs

Timeline created by ameier119
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Jan 1st, 1000
Pre A.D. Prosthetics Dating back to the times of the Egyptians, aftificial limbs made of common matterials such as wood and metal have been used by almost every civilization.
Nov 16th, 1529
Ambrosie Pare In 1529, French surgeon, Ambroise Pare (1510-1590) introduced amputation as a lifesaving measure in medicine. Soon after, Pare started developing prosthetic limbs in a scientific manner.
Timeline Attatchment using Atmospheric Pressure In 1863, Dubois L Parmelee of New York City made an improvement to the attachment of artificial limbs. He fastened a body socket to the limb with atmospheric pressure.
Timeline First Practical Moving Limb In 1898, Dr. Vanghetti invented an artificial limb that could move with through muscle contraction.
Timeline Advancements in Lower Limbs In 1946, a major advancement was made in the attachment of lower limbs. A suction sock for the above-knee prosthesis was created at University of California (UC) at Berkeley.
Timeline Below the Knee Artificial Limbs In 1975, Ysidro M. Martinez' invention of a below-the-knee prosthesis avoided some of the problems associated with conventional artificial limbs.
Prosthetic limb 3 Modern Prosthetics Modern day artificial limbs are often made from high tech plastics and carbon fiber. A change from the use of wood and metal throughout history. These limbs are much more life like and can even perform life like movements with the use of muscle contractions.