Pioneers in Prothetics
Pioneers in Prosthetics
- Ambroise Pare- French scientist who first used amputation as a means of saving a patient life.
- Dr. William J. Kolff-Inventor of artificial kidney
- In 1696 a Dutch surgeon, Pieter Andrannszoon Verdyn invented the first non-locking, below the knee joint and corset.
- In 1858 Dr. Douglas Bly of Rochester invented and patented “Dr. Bly’s anatomical leg”. He considered it to be “the most complete and successful invention ever attained in artificial limbs.”
- Gotz von Berlichingen is amazingly advanced example of prostheses made in his time. In 1508 he lost his arm and had two prosthetic arms mad by his design.
- Ambroise Pare invented the upper and lower extremity prostheses. The Le Petit Lorrain was a hand operated by springs and catches for a French army captain , which he used in battle
- Dr. Benjamin F. Palmer obtained a patent for his invention. It improved on the Selpho leg by adding a an anterior spring, smooth appearance, and concealed tendons
- Marcel Desoutter made the first aluminum prosthesis with the aid of his brother, Charles, an aeronautical engineer