A pair of arms made for a 2 year old girl who was

Made:
1959
maker:
Hugh Steeper

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A pair of arms made for a 2 year old girl who was born with bilateral above elbow stumps and absence of both lower limbs (amelia). The arms have leather sockets and plastic dome-ended forearms. Manual elbow locks on each and elbow flexion cords, to permit active flexion. Made by Steeper in 1959.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
1999-503
type:
prosthetic arm
credit:
Richmond Twickenham and Roehampton Healthcare NHS Trust