Artificial right leg, Cambodia, 1998

Made:
1997-2002 in Cambodia and Cambodia and
maker:
The Cambodia Trust

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Artificial leg for an below-knee amputee, of a type provided for landmine victims in Cambodia, developed and manufactured by the Cambodia Trust charity, 1997-2002

Artificial leg for an below-knee amputee (E2002.325.2), alongside a 'homemade' leg (E2002.325.4), constructed from part of an artillery shell casing and typical of the improvised appliances sometimes worn prior to obtaining a proper leg. These replacement legs made almost entirely of the commercial plastic polypropylene and are mainly provided for landmine victims in Cambodia. Developed and manufactured in Cambodia by the Cambodia Trust charity, 1998

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
2004-37
Materials:
leather, metal, plastic
type:
artificial leg, artificial legs, artificial limbs, disability, landmines, medicine, prostheses
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • artificial limb
credit:
The Cambodia Trust
status:
Permanent collection

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