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Adaptive Device For The Quadriplegic Golfer.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Orthosis designed to allow a person with arm movement but no hand grip to use a golf club with one hand. Describes an orthosis made of thermoplastic molded to fit the lower arm, lined with polyethylene foam and held on with straps and loops. A strip of stainless steel is riveted into a depression inside the splint and the golf club is fastened, using clamps, to the splint. Other adaptations include an adjustable head on the club, a grip on the club shaft where the golfer's hand reached it, and golf gloves with Velcro sewed on the finger tips to allow the fingers to be wrapped around the new grip. SKILLS REQUIRED: Plastics. Metalworking. AUTHOR: Gordon, S; et al TITLE: Adaptive Device for the Quadriplegic Golfer JOURNAL: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation REF: Vol 66 no 7, Jul 1985: p 475-476 PAGES (including cover): 2 1985.

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