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Donning a locking liner with only one useful hand
Posted By: IFP Inc on June 26, 2012
I was asked to see a transtibial amputee today with no use of her right
hand and only limited strength in her left hand due to severe rheumatoid
arthritis. She was fit at another facility with a locking gel roll-on
liners and is unable to don her right BK prosthesis independently. She
asked me if there was another way she could get the prosthesis to stay
on as securely that she could manage with one hand only.
She is not able to get her liner rolled on with her one working hand as
she has very limited mobility and strength, and she would be unable to
pull up a suspension sleeve or tighten up a PTB cuff velcro strap or put
a strap thru a buckle.
I am looking for suggestions as my creative brain isn't working today.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Ingrid Frank, C.P.
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INGRID FRANK PROSTHETICS, INC.
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