993.648.1: Splint, Colles, 1908-1950

Additional Images

993.648.1: Splint, Colles.
Image No. 2886 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

WALKER's splint, for Colles' fracture, left arm. Size '3L' and ''WALKER PAT AUG.9.08' stamped into surface.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.648.1
Collection: Orthopaedics
Date: 1908-1950

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 23.5 cm
  • Width: 9.3 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • Patent Date: 1908-08-09
  • History of Use: For fractures through the lower end of the radius and ulna. The splint conforms to the shape of the forearm, and the hand is maintained in an abducted position.