Category: General Transfer Devices

Long-Leg Cast Lifter.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Strap attached to a long-leg cast to allow the patient to easily maneuver the cast. Strap made of 1 inch cotton webbing as long as the cast plus enough for a loop, fastened with small rivets, around the foot and another at the top to fit in the patient's hand. Four inch strips of a fastener such as Velcro are attached to the bottom of the foot and the top front of the cast with 5 inch strips of plaster; and to appropriate places on the loops of the strap, using rivets. The strap can then be left fastened to the cast when not being used. Includes photographs and drawings. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Carr, K TITLE: Long-Leg Cast Lifter JOURNAL: American Journal of Occupational Therapy REF: Vol 35 no 7, Jul 1981: p 464-465 PAGES (including cover): 2 1981.


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