US MILITARY VINTAGE WWII ERA ARMY HALF RING THOMAS TRACTION LEG THIGH SPLINT

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FEATURES: PADDED TOP HALF RING HINGED TO SUPPORT THIGH ARMY NOMENCLATURE: SPLINT, ARMY, LEG, HALF-RING
SPLINT SET STOCK PART NUMBER NO.: 9781500 MANUFACTURER STOCK PART NO.: NS-3
PART OF LARGER KIT: US MILITARY WWII – SPLINT SET US ARMY STOCK NUMBER NO.: 3750000, 37500
PLACE of MFR: BOURBON, IN – MADE IN THE USA SPLINT TYPE: IMMOBILIZATION / TRACTION
USED BY: FIELD MEDIC, US NAVY USN CORPSMAN OTHER NOMENCLATURE: SPLINT, LEG, HALF RING, THOMAS
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States MATERIAL: 3/16” INCH SURGICAL BRACE AND INSTRUMENT STEEL
MANUFACTURER: ORTHOPEDIC EQUIPMENT COMPANY CO. ITEM: VINTAGE US MILITARY ARMY USMC LEG SPLINT


GENUINE US MILITARY ISSUE / SURPLUS

VINTAGE WWII ERA

THOMAS

HALF RING LEG SPLINT

ITEM: VINTAGE US MILITARY WWII LEG SPLINT

NOMENCLATURE: SPLINT, ARMY, LEG, HALF-RING

ARMY STOCK NO.: 3750000

NOMENCLATURE 2: SPLINT, LEG, HALF RING, THOMAS

MANUFACTURER: ORTHOPEDIC EQUIPMENT COMPANY

PLACE of MFR: BOURBON, IN – MADE IN THE USA

STOCK NO.: NS-3

ALSO PART OF: US MILITARY WWII – SPLINT SET

SPLINT SET STOCK NO.: 9781500

SPLINT TYPE: TRACTION

ITEM MATERIAL: 3/16” INCH SURGICAL BRACE AND INSTRUMENTS STEEL

TOTAL LENGTH: 45” – TOP BENT AT HINGE

47” – TOP NOT BENT AT HINGE

ABOUT THE THOMAS LEG SPLINT:

CREATED BY DR. HUGH OWEN THOMAS EARLY IN THE 20TH CENTURY, THE THOMAS HALF-RING TRACTION SPLINT WAS DESIGNED TO IMMOBILIZE AND TREAT FEMORAL FRACTURES. EARLY IN ITS USE, IT PREVENTED MANY FATALITIES, PARTICULARLY DURING WORLD WAR I. LATER, IN THE 1970s, ITS USE WAS ADAPTED TO PREVENT ADDITIONAL INJURIES WHILE TRANSPORTING A PATIENT, A VARIATION OF WHICH IS STILL IN USE TODAY.

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