Category: Lower Extremity Disabilities

Ambulation Aid For Nonweightbearing Foot And Ankle Injuries.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Ambulation aid which holds the leg at a 90 degree angle, allowing someone with a foot or ankle injury to bear the weight on the knee and shin, alleviating the need for crutches. Describes weight bearing brace which resembles a crutch cut down with a padded trough at knee level to support the leg at a 90 degree angle. There are two straps that go around the thigh, and a support over the trochanter. Works on the principle of a prosthesis. COMMENTS: May be difficult to use in a crowd or on stairs. SKILLS REQUIRED: Plastics. Assembly. AUTHOR: Kuiken, T TITLE: Ambulation Aid for Nonweightbearing Foot and Ankle Injuries JOURNAL: Physical Therapy REF: Vol 66 no 9, Sep 1986: p 1413-1414 PAGES ( including cover): 2 1986.


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