Artificial right arm, Cambodia, 1997-2002

Made:
1997-2002 in Cambodia
maker:
The Cambodia Trust

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Artificial arm, of a type provided for landmine victims in Cambodia, developed and manufactured by the Cambodia Trust charity, 1997-2002

Thousands of landmines were laid in Cambodia during the Vietnamese occupation between 1979 and 1989, and afterwards as a means of defence. Unfortunately, Since 1979, many Cambodians have died after stepping on them – most of these victims were civilians, many of them children. At least 25,000 have lost limbs in this way. Adjustable at the elbow, this plastic prosthetic arm was developed and made by The Cambodia Trust for landmine victims. The Cambodia Trust is a British charity set up to provide landmine victims with prosthetic limbs.

The Trust also aims to train local people in orthopaedics and prosthetics so that they can eventually take over the three rehabilitation centres in Cambodia.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
2004-38
Materials:
leather, metal and plastic
type:
artificial arm
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • artificial limb
credit:
The Cambodia Trust