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3,000 year-old prosthetic discovered

November 30, 2020
About two decades ago, archeologists digging at a burial site in the Sheikh’ Abd el-Qurna necropolis west of Luxor, Egypt, found something shocking: A uniquely crafted prosthetic toe fitted to the remains of a woman who was believed to be the daughter of a highly coveted ancient Egyptian priest.
According to reports, the prosthetic toe, also known as the Cairo Toe is estimated to be 3,000 years old and is likely the first practical prosthetic ever made. More research needs to be done, but upon quick inspection, it seems the prosthetic is made of leather and wood.

Premier Prosthetics and Orthotics has been able to improve on this prosthetic a little bit after 3,000 years. We founded Premier Prosthetics with the vision to do what we know best; to take care of our patients. Having a direct impact on our patient’s quality of life is our passion, and it is an absolute priority to provide an unrivaled level of convenience and care. It is this simple commitment to our patients that allows us to rise above others in the industry.

Life does not stop after your amputation. Premier Prosthetics will make your transition as smooth as possible, and we would genuinely love to hold your hand every step of the way… both literally and figuratively. Are you unhappy with your prosthetic, or just looking for a new one in the first place?

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