Right arm for an infant with congenital absence of

Made:
c. 1962
maker:
Hugh Steeper

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Right arm for an infant with congenital absence of the forearm, (at elbow level). Plastic socket and forearm with a friction elbow joint, the tension of which may be adjusted by tightening, or loosening, the side bolt with the aid of a coin. There is also a friction wrist rotation unit. The split-hook (missing) was operated by means of a Bowden cable which is attached to a 'cushlon' and velcro harness. Made by Steeper c.1962.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
1999-561
type:
prosthetic arm
credit:
Richmond Twickenham and Roehampton Healthcare NHS Trust
status:
Permanent collection

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