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Why was anesthesia such an important development for amputations?

When gaseous anesthesia was developed in the 1840s it gave doctors more time to perform meticulous amputation surgeries and allowed them to operate on a limb stump in a way that would prepare it for interfacing with prosthesis.

Advancements in sterile surgeries also led to an increased success rate of amputation procedures, which, in turn, increased the need for prosthetic limbs.

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