Antique Orthopaedic Splint for Wrist Drop

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An eye catching 100 year old French prosthesis for wrist drop made with leather, steel and sprung wire.

The forearm is anchored within a metal frame. Copper rivets secure the stitched leather covering which has brass hooks for fastening and suede internally for comfort. The fingers, unable to extend themselves are supported by five wires. The prostheses is jointed and sprung at the wrist allowing the patient to voluntarily flex the hand and fingers, which when relaxed are pulled back into an extended position.

The label reads “Centre d’appareillage de tours ateliers de prosthese’

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