An arm for a right below elbow amputation. The un
- c. 1925
An arm for a right below elbow amputation. The unlined leather socket is well worn and softened with age. Fitted with an oval wrist and screw-on wooden hand. This has semi-flexed fingers and a semi-opposed thumb. There is a square box-fitting in the palm (for holding eating utensils). The prosthesis was secured to the wearer by two side suspension straps attached to an encircling strap (and buckle) sited just above the elbow. [The original straps have been replaced by the patient.] Origin unknown, made about 1925.
- Object Number:
- prosthetic arm
- Richmond Twickenham and Roehampton Healthcare NHS Trust
Cite this page
We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.
Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero
Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence
Download catalogue entry as json
Download manifest IIIF
Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.