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Adaptation Of Axillary Crutches.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adaptation of an axillary crutch to allow a high upper extremity amputee in a non- weightbearing leg cast to ambulate with crutches. The crutch adaptation consisted of a figure eight harness which went around the patient's shoulders and fastened with velcro around the top of the crutch to hold it under the arm; and a frame to hold the crutch 6 inches from the cast so it moved with the leg and did not scissor in front of the patient. Includes photographs. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Tucker, P G; Smith, B W TITLE: Adaptation of Axillary Crutches JOURNAL: Physical Therapy REF: Vol 59 no 7, Jul 1979: p 884-885 PAGES (including cover): 2 1979.


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