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Apparatus for the fixation of the leg bone, London, England, 1960-1980

Apparatus for the fixation of the leg bone, London, England, 1960-1980

Credits: Science Museum

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A leg would be fastened in a specific position using this apparatus and it is set up with a leg bone in position, probably for demonstration purposes. Wires connected to the stirrups were surgically attached to the leg to keep it in place. A patient undergoing this treatment was confined to bed until the leg healed. The apparatus is made of steel and was manufactured by Down Brothers, London. It was used at the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital in Alton, Hampshire. This hospital was founded in 1908 and originally specialised in treating children with orthopaedic conditions. These were primarily caused by tuberculosis and polio. The hospital was treating more general orthopaedic cases by the 1960s. It closed in the 1990s.

Object number:

2002-368

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