Metal plate implanted into head of Peruvian warrior 2,000 years ago is thought to be the world’s first skull surgery and the patient – who had elongated his skull – SURVIVED
The 2,000 year old skull of a Peruvian warrior was found to have been fused together with metal in one of the world’s oldest examples of advanced surgery
The Museum of Osteology in Oklahoma says the skull, which is in its collection, is reported to have been that of a man who was injured during battle
The man survived the surgery despite late of sterile techniques or modern anesthesia
The skull also had an implanted piece of metal in his head to repair the fracture
‘We don’t know the metal. Traditionally, silver and gold was used for this type of procedure,’ a spokesperson for the SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology exhibit told the Daily Star.