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Cutlery set, London, England, 1980

Extra thick handles on these cutlery items provide easy grip. They were designed for people with arthritis or rheumatism. These diseases cause deformities in the joints which can make gripping things difficult. Many everyday objects have been adapted to help. The cutlery set was made by Homecraft Supplies Limited.

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Glossary: orthopaedics

The branch of medicine concerned with the preservation and restoration of the muscular and skeletal systems in the body.

Glossary: cutlery

Culinary utensils that have a cutting edge, especially various forms of knives used for cutting, carving, dividing, or serving food. Sometimes used to embrace all types of flat culinary utensils; however, prefer "flatware" when referring to forks, spoons, and similar culinary tools without a cutting edge.