Artificial right leg, Europe, 1891-1930

Made:
1891-1930 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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Artificial leg for amputation just above right ankle, 1891-1930

This artificial leg looks like a leather boot laced to the knee. It was actually designed for someone who had their right foot amputated just above the ankle joint. The wooden foot and ankle are jointed and can bend. The remains of the lower leg are supported by the strong steel bar.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
A500474
Materials:
ankle joint, steel, calf, leather, foot & ankle, wood, vellum covered, sidestays (2), nickel (plated)
type:
artificial leg
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • artificial limb
credit:
Aberdeen Hospital

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