Artficial leg called a 'Loco' peg leg, Manchester, England, 1900-1914
Made for someone who had had their leg amputated above the knee, this lightweight prosthetic limb was named by its inventor, Frederick Lynde, as the ‘Loco peg-leg.’ This design was intended to be both strong and lightweight and was made at a time when nearly all artificial legs were entirely wooden.
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Artificial body parts, or materials inserted into tissue for functional, cosmetic, or therapeutic effect. Prostheses can be functional (artificial arms and legs), or cosmetic (artificial eye).
Glossary: artificial leg
A device, either external or implanted, that substitutes for or supplements a missing or defective part of the body.