Platform extension prosthesis for a young child wi

Made:
1952
maker:
Hanger Orthopaedic Group, Inc

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Platform extension prosthesis for a young child with a short right leg and unstable hip. Blocked leather ischial tuber-bearing corset with adjustable side steels (to allow for lengthening as child grows), connected to wooden shin and shaped platform which supports a lace-up bootee socket. Wooden foot with rigid ankle and felt foot. Made by Hanger in 1950. (Weight: 2 lbs 0.9 kg).

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
1999-499
type:
prosthetic leg
credit:
Richmond Twickenham and Roehampton Healthcare NHS Trust