Heavy-duty arm for a man with a left below elbow a

Made:
1946
maker:
Hugh Steeper

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Heavy-duty arm for a man with a left below elbow amputation. Blocked leather socket with a 'non-corset' webbing appendage with a leather front-V assembly and cordovan (leather) axillar pad. Long flat operating cord fitted with a large S-hook, attached to a lever for activating a 'push-rod' mechanism. {This operates a terminal device by means of a rod being extruded within the rotary when the lever is pulled upon}. Made by Steeper in 1946.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Identifier:
1999-552
type:
prosthetic arm
credit:
Richmond Twickenham and Roehampton Healthcare NHS Trust