Wrist and hand splint, with attachments to open out the fingers, from the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital, Alton, Hampshire, England, 1960-80
Placed over the wrist and hand, the leather splint was worn to encourage bones to grow normally. The metal device on the end was used to open out the fingers.
The splint was used at the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital in Alton, Hampshire, England, a hospital set up in 1908 to treat children with a range of orthopaedic conditions and physical disabilities. The hospital combined treatment with education and schooling.