Category: Specialty Walkers

Walking Aid For Patients With Polyarticular Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Standard walker converted into a rolling platform walker to aid ambulation and transfer ability, designed for a person with rheumatoid arthritis in shoulders, wrists, fingers and knees. A plywood board 22 by 8 inches is attached to the walker handgrips with strapping and metal screws, and padded for comfort. Swiveling caster wheels are used on the rear walker legs and Lumex Auto-Stop wheels on the front (downward pressure locks them); the patient can then stand using forearm pressure. Includes photograph. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Fillyaw, M TITLE: Walking Aid for Patients with Polyarticular Rheumatoid Arthritis JOURNAL: Physical Therapy REF: Vol 64 no 2, Feb 1984: p 205 PAGES (including cover): 2 1984.


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