Prosthetics Throughout Time
Prosthetics makes people fell some what whole again
The earliest prosthetic toe was made from wood and leather was discovered in the 1800s attached to an Egyptian mummy
1000 (Middle Ages)
Peg legs and hand hooks were common for the one that have money to have them fitted. Knights were often fitted with prostheses designed to hold a their weapons, but functionality was not a focus. An increasing number of tradesmen crafted prosthetics during this time.
1400s–1800s (The Renaissance)
Copper, iron, steel, and wood were the most common materials used for prosthetics during this period of time.
During the Civil War, the U.S. started to see advancements in the field of prosthetics. The cosmetic rubber hand was introduced with prosthetic fingers that could move and various attachments, such as hooks.
Following WWII, most limbs were made of a both of wood and leather. While these materials provided the wearer with some benefits, the prosthetics were heavy, and leather can be difficult to keep clean, especially since it absorbs sweat.
Plastics, resins, and laminates were introduced as light, easy-to-clean alternatives wood and leather models. Prosthetics also started being made from lightweight materials such as carbon fiber. Synthetic sockets were custom fitted for each patient to provide an comfortable fit.
Prosthetic design has advanced to highly specialized prosthetics, including high-performance, lightweight running blades.
2014 - present
Todays prosthetics can do wonders their host. Some company's stared putting software and make them out of 3D printer of for it can be cheaper for everyone to have them if they need one.