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Technology Timeline for Prosthetics

Dylan Parry

dylan parry

on 1 October 2012

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Transcript of Technology Timeline for Prosthetics

1. Before 600 B.C.- A wooden toe was discovered on a mummified foot, attached by string. Technology Timeline of Prosthetics 2. 1508- Gotz von Berlichingen has his arm amputated after it was cut by his own sword. It is then replaced by a pair of iron hands. 3. 1529- Ambroise Pare introduces amputation to the medical world. 4. 1696- Pieter Andriannszoon Verduyn creates the first non-locking prosthetic for below the knee. 5. 1843- Sir James Syme describes his method for amputating at the ankle. Before the introduction of this method these amputations were made at the thigh. This method allowed amputees to be able to walk again. 6.1861-1865: The Civil War causes the start of American prosthetics. 30,000 amputees were reported on the Union side alone. 7. 1939-1945: World War 2 veterans find the current prosthetics insufficient. The U.S. makes deals with military companies to improve prosthetics instead of weapons. The government standardizes prosthetics training and increases funding for prosthetics research at universities. 8. 1960's- Russians create a functional moving prosthetic hand. Americans create a fully functional prosthetic arm. 9. 1970's- Orthotic-prosthetic education essentials, terminology, and new titles and job descriptions are developed. 10. 1980's- An educational campaign teaches personnel at HCFA, CMS, and the Department of Veterans Affairs about the importance of orthotic-prosthetics. 11. 1990- Orthotic-prosthetics wins the right to be a seperate field from durable medical equipment for reimbursement purposes. 12. 2001- AOPA ( American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association ) changes its eligibility bylaws to include more members in O&P. 13. 2012: Motor-powered prosthetics are the newest type of prosthetics. They're also the most developed today. They have a small A.I. that allows patients to walk almost as well as non-amputees. They work well for balance and movement, as well as allowing patients to walk up and down stairs without straining non-prosthetic parts of their bodies. http://www.unc.edu/~mbritt/Prosthetics%20History%20Webpage%20-%20Phys24.html

http://www.aopanet.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=240&Itemid=386 By: Dylan Parry
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