Medical advances: Limb loss and prosthetic technology

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A man with an amputated leg
Venezuelan migrant Freddy Brito, who lost a leg when he was shot years ago at a party in Venezuela, stands next to his prosthetic leg at a homeless shelter in Lima, Peru, where he is living. Martin Mejia/AP Photo

A 31,000 year-old-skeleton recently discovered in Indonesia is the oldest known evidence of an amputation. We talk with an orthopedic surgeon and a certified prosthetist about the latest medical advances.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Technical Director
  • Dr. Taylor Reif Guest
  • Amy Paulios Guest

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