Finger splint, England, 1960-1980

Made:
1960-1980 in England
maker:
Unknown

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Finger splint device, to maintain the finger in an extended position, from the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital, Alton, Hampshire, England, 1960-80

Worn on the finger, this splint made from leather reinforced with metal kept the finger in an extended position. Splints are used to prevent bones moving after an accident or through disease and encourage them to grow correctly.

It 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.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
2002-337
Materials:
leather and metal
type:
splint
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • dressings
credit:
North Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust