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User with leg in raised position
User with leg in raised position

Leg resting on amputation support (close-up)
Leg resting on amputation support (close-up)

Amputation support
Amputation support

Bracket for amputation support
Bracket for amputation support

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Legs in raised position in active wheelchair

Holding legs in raised position accelerates wound healing

Description
A modified amputation support from Panthera is used to prop up one leg. The standard support is extended with an additional support plate and placed in a bracket that is screwed onto the footrest. The support can easily be removed when moving in tight spaces. A small cushion from IKEA is used for padding.

Authors comments
Sores or wounds on the foot or leg heal faster when the leg is raised. It was important For the user to have a convenient easily removable support that would not get in the way when moving around in tight spaces.

Manufacturer
Panthera, www.panthera.se (last checked May 2017)

Idea
The user

Tip is dated from 2011

Categories for this tip
looking after ones health » preventing/healing ulcers, mobility » moving around by wheelchair, Tips and tricks from people with Low tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C7- Th1, ASIA A, B).

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