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Converting A Knee Supporter Into An Effective Shoulder Support Device.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Shoulder support adapted from an elastic knee support, devised to support an injured shoulder without incapacitating the arm. Tubular elastic knee support with a V cut out leaving about a 2 inch circumferential remnant which fits around the upper arm. Cotton webbing and a strap long enough to fasten around the chest are sewn along the top edge of the support. Another foam pad under the opposite arm can be used to hold the strap lower on the chest. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: Schwam, W J TITLE: Converting a Knee Supporter into an Effective Shoulder Support Device JOURNAL: Physical Therapy REF: Vol 59 no 10, Oct 1979: p 1249 PAGES ( including cover): 1 1979.

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