Pair of upper limb prostheses for a child with absence (amelia)

Made:
1976-1978 in England
maker:
Hugh Steeper

Pair of upper limb prostheses for a child with absence (amelia) of both upper limbs, by Hugh Steeper, England, 1976-1978. Plastic arms and forearms with friction shoulder and elbow joints. The right CO2 powered split-hook and wrist rotation unit are controlled by shoulder movement (the acromion) against the two valves on the right shoulder. The left has a passive wrist rotation unit and a powered split-hook, operated by the single valve on the left shoulder.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
1999-583
Materials:
cotton (fibre), leather, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified), steel (metal)
Measurements:
overall (including mounts for LOUT-460): 700 mm x 320 mm x 280 mm,
overall (object only): 460 mm x 320 mm x 150 mm,
type:
prosthetic appliance
credit:
Richmond Twickenham and Roehampton Healthcare NHS Trust
status:
Permanent collection

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