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Ancient toe prosthetic

Archeologists discovered a 3000 years old prosthetics of a big toe. The prosthetic is wooden and skillfully carved to resemble anatomic details of the toe including the toe nail. It seems to have been dyed, perhaps to match the user’s skin color. The user could attach the prosthetic to the foot via an adjustable leather band. The leather band is flexible to enable the prosthetic to follow the foot’s movement, but also to be durable.


University of Basel

Science Daily

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