Pair of extension prostheses for an 11 year old bo

Made:
1981
maker:
Hanger Orthopaedic Group, Inc

Pair of extension prostheses for an 11 year old boy born with very short lower limbs. Blocked leather, open-ended ischial tuber-bearing sockets (to allow the feet to hang free). Steel side struts connecting sockets to metal shins. Hand operated knee locks (set on the left side as the boy has absence of the right forearm and hand). Moulded plastic feet with rigid ankles. Made by Hanger in 1981.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
1999-510
type:
prosthetic leg
credit:
Richmond Twickenham and Roehampton Healthcare NHS Trust
status:
Permanent collection

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