Home-made leg for left below knee amputee

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Home-made leg for left below knee amputee, constructed on the 'Anglesey' principle by the patient and a blacksmith. The shin is made of strong aluminium and the thigh corset is leather. Jointed side steels (bolt missing from the outer side). Poorly shaped wooden foot. (Weight: 6 lbs 2.7 kg).

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
1999-424
Measurements:
overall (knee bent): 575 mm x 500 mm x 150 mm, 2.7 kg
type:
prosthetic leg
credit:
Richmond Twickenham and Roehampton Healthcare NHS Trust