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2,600 year old orthopedic implant in the bones of an Egyptian priest,Usermontu.The screw Usermontu's surgeon implanted into his bones was over 9 inches in length(poor fellow!)It looks as if he lost the ability to bend the limb.Still,I have seen similar cases of permanently impaired mobility after "modern"orthopedic surgeries! My hat is off to the surgeons who achieved this feat in that era-without modern anesthesia,before germ theory emerged,without modern antibiotics-brave souls indeed!

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Originally posted 2017-12-12 17:02:31.