Artificial leg, England, 1928

Made:
1928 in England
maker:
Hanger Orthopaedic Group, Inc

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Light-weight metal prosthesis for hip disarticulation. Metal socket with button-type hip lock. Central knee control mechanism. Hand operated knee lock. Made by Hanger in 1928. (Weight: 7 lbs 3.1 kg)

Artificial leg for ampution at hip level. Leg and hip socket are primarily made of of light weight metal, possibly duralumin. Features of the leg include a button type hip lock, central knee control mechanism, and a hand operated knee lock. Made by Hanger, in England, 1928.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
1999-480
Materials:
leather, steel and textile
type:
artificial leg
credit:
Richmond Twickenham and Roehampton Healthcare NHS Trust