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1407 E. Michigan Ave., Jackson 517-784-1142 770 Riverside Ave., Suite 101, Adrian 517-263-3310
Introduction By Ted Trower C.P.O.
Preface
Introduction
CHAPTER I - How We Walk
  • On natural feet
  • On artificial feet with ankle-joints
  • On spring mattress rubber feet without ankle-joints
CHAPTER II - Artificial Feet, Their Construction And Relative Merits
  • The rubber foot
  • The spring mattress
  • Contrasts
  • The sponge rubber foot
  • The pneumatic foot
  • The wood foot
  • The ankle-joint rubber foot
  • The felt foot
  • Ankle joints when ordered
CHAPTER III - Partial Feet Amputations
  • Single-toe amputations
  • Amputations at base of toes
  • Instep amputations
  • Ill-advised prothesis
  • Objections
  • Practical prothesis
  • Retracted heels
  • Aluminum sockets
CHAPTER IV - Ankle-Joint Amputations
  • Tibio-tarsal stumps
  • End-bearing
  • Construction of suitable artificial leg
  • Partially end-bearing
  • Sensitive ends
  • Peg legs
CHAPTER V - Below-Knee Amputations
  • Long tibial stumps
  • Enlarged non-end-bearing
  • No pressure at the popliteal space
  • Tapering stumps
  • Ordinary and short tibial stumps
  • Artificial legs for tibial stumps
  • Construction
  • Socket
  • Knee-connection
  • Steel joints
  • Test
  • Thigh part
  • Lacing methods
  • Check strap
  • Sensitive stumps
  • Non-end-bearing and end-bearing
  • Thighless legs
  • Dangers
  • Slip sockets versus wood sockets
  • Slipping of the stump desirable
  • An instance
  • Waterproof legs
  • Bathing legs
  • Shortened thigh
  • Eccentric knee joint
  • Duplex knee joints
  • Contracted knee joints
  • Hypertrophied tibial stump
  • Anchylosed knee tibial stumps extended
  • Peg legs
  • Peg legs should not be used permanently
  • Ferrules for peg legs
  • Rubber tip
  • Suspenders
CHAPTER VI - Knee-Bearing Stumps
  • Definition
  • Knee-bearing legs
  • Bolt joint
  • Side joint
  • Peg Legs
  • Incomplete restoratives
  • Suspenders
CHAPTER VII - Disarticulated Knee Stumps
  • End-bearing and non-end-bearing stumps
  • Fittings
  • Peculiarities of stumps
  • Most favorable conditions
  • Suitable artificial legs
CHAPTER VIII - Thigh Or Femoral Stumps
  • Definitions
  • Long or lower-third thigh stumps
  • Stumps out of line
  • Construction of legs
  • Variety of middle-third thigh stumps
  • End and non-end-bearing
  • Thorough control
  • Knee spring
  • Helps knee motion when walking
  • Spring strength can be regulated
  • Knee lock
  • Hip joints
  • Waterproof and bathing legs
  • Legs without knee-joints
  • Peg legs
  • Suspenders
  • Straight shoulder straps
  • Belt attachment
  • Vest method
  • Suspenders for women
  • Yoke method
  • Corset method
CHAPTER IX - Hip-Joint Amputations
  • Requirement
  • Muscle stump
  • Leg applied
CHAPTER X - Both Leg Amputations
  • Ancient methods
  • Both feet partly amputated
  • Lower instep and leg amputation
  • Both feet amputated at the ankles
  • Ankle-joint and knee amputations
  • Upper instep and leg amputations
  • Both leg amputations
  • Practical results
  • Below-knee and knee-joint amputations
  • Below-knee and above-knee amputations
  • Engaging in former pursuits
  • Both legs and both arms amputated
  • Both legs amputated above the knees
CHAPTER XI - Artificial Feet And Legs For Deformities, Paralysis, Excisions, Arrested Growth, Shortened Growth, Etc.
  • Short leg
  • Talipes-equinus
  • Talipes with lateral weakness
  • Toe support
  • Congenital deformity
  • Talipes-varus
  • Leg deformities
  • Infantile paralysis
  • Obstructed growth
  • Both legs deformed
  • Drop foot
  • Knee joints locked
  • Limited knee motions
  • Ununited fractures
  • Fractured knee caps, etc.
CHAPTER XII - Facts For Consideration
  • Wooden feet substituted by rubber ones
  • A way to test the rubber foot
  • Fitting - an art
  • Only one way to fit
  • When plaster casts are useless
  • Machine fitting a failure
  • When casts are necessary
  • Wood sockets the best
  • Weight
  • Rubber foot not heavy
  • Odor
  • Temperature
  • The mass of limb wearers are of small means
  • How long will a leg last?
  • Shoes and stockings
  • How soon after amputation should an artificial leg be applied?
  • Treatment of stump
  • The gain of applying a leg immediately
  • Dangers in delay
  • Cork legs
CHAPTER XIII - Artificial Legs For The Aged
CHAPTER XIV - Artificial Legs For Infants And Children
  • The problem considered
  • Support from the pelvis more natural
  • Alterations for growth
  • Frequency of alterations
  • The parents’ moral obligation
  • Deformities from the use of crutches
  • Practical illustrations
CHAPTER XV - Home Measurements
  • Instructions when one leg is amputated
  • Diagrams
  • Measurements
  • Instructions when both legs are amputated
  • Plaster casts
CHAPTER XVI - Prices, Accessories, Terms Of Payment
  • Accessories
  • Terms of payment
  • Guarantee
CHAPTER XVII - Hands And Arms, Natural Compared With Artificial
  • History
  • The demand greater
  • Simplicity
  • What an artificial arm must do
  • The natural hand a marvel
  • The brain
  • Self repairing
  • Sense of touch
  • Stories misleading
CHAPTER XVIII - Is It Profitable To Buy An Artificial Arm?
  • Ornamentation
  • Hygiene
CHAPTER XIX - Wooden Hands. Rubber Hands
  • Old methods
  • New methods
  • Ductile fingers
  • Palm locks
  • Wrist connections
  • Clamps
  • Flexion
  • Spring thumb
  • Gloves always to be worn
  • Choice of material for sockets
CHAPTER XX - Partial Hand Amputations
  • The loss of one finger
  • Materials
  • The loss of two or more fingers
  • Individual fingers
  • Construction
CHAPTER XXI - Wrist-Joint Amputations
  • Flat ends
  • Tapering ends
CHAPTER XXII - Forearm Amputations
  • Leather elbow joints
  • Steel elbow joints
  • Short stumps
  • Arms without hands
  • Suspenders
CHAPTER XXIII - Elbow-Joint Amputations
  • Short radial stumps
  • Construction
  • Arms without hands
CHAPTER XXIV - Above-Elbow Amputations
  • Elbow lock
CHAPTER XXV - Shoulder-Joint Amputations
CHAPTER XXVI - Double Arm Amputations
CHAPTER XXVII - Appliances For Deformities, Excisions, Weakened Joints, Etc.
CHAPTER XXVIII - Arm Implements
CHAPTER XXIX - Utility
CHAPTER XXX - Directions For Taking Measurements For One Or A Pair Of Artificial Arms
  • Arms fitted from measurements
CHAPTER XXXI - Prices, Accessories
  • Accessories
CHAPTER XXXII - Terms Of Payment, Installment Payments, Guarantee
  • Advanced payment avoids delay
  • How to make payments
  • Our reliability
  • Success most important to us
  • Advanced payments are in the interest of the wearers
  • Artificial limbs on trial, prejudicial to success
  • Why correctly made limbs are not always pleasant at the start
  • Patient endeavor brings its reward
  • Money deposited in banks not acceptable
  • Installment payments
  • Deferred payments must be guaranteed
  • Acceptable guarantors
  • Our guarantee
CHAPTER XXXIII - Pensioners Of The United States Army And Navy Furnished With Artificial Limbs At Government Expense
  • The original law
  • The amended law
  • The new law now in force
  • Transportation free
  • The bond
  • Advantages in registering with us
CHAPTER XXXIV - Cheap Artificial Limbs
  • Cheaply made limbs not safe
  • Inviting disaster
  • Confidence necessary to success
  • Selection of material
CHAPTER XXXV - Do The Maimed Die Young?
  • A false belief
  • What our records disclose
  • Amputations revitalize the system
  • Illustrations
  • Athletes
  • Compensation
  • Gratitude
CHAPTER XXXVI - Awards
  • Foreign Money Equivalents
CHAPTER XXXVII - Testimonials
CHAPTER XXXVII - Testimonials - Part B
CHAPTER XXXVII - Testimonials - Part C
CHAPTER XXXVII - Testimonials - Part D
CHAPTER XXXVII - Testimonials - Part E
CHAPTER XXXVII - Testimonials - Part F
CHAPTER XXXVII - Testimonials - Part G
CHAPTER XXXVIII - Hints For Those Visiting New York City
  • Where we are located
  • We meet patrons
  • Business hours
  • Distance from arriving points
  • Board and lodging
  • Map
  • Where to have your mail addressed
  • Calls made to residences
  • Women in attendance
  • Branches
CHAPTER XXXIX - Stump Socks For Artificial Limb Wearers
CHAPTER XL - Miscellany
  • Marks’ improved folding knife and fork
  • Press button pocket knife
  • Crutches
  • Crutch ferrules and crutch rubbers
  • Invalid reclining and rolling chairs
  • Interior of the largest artificial limb manufactory in the world
Comment from follow-up survey
I am able to go walking now without any pain. I appreciate how you worked with my Medicaid on this for me. Thank you so much. They feel good on my feet.