Legs in raised position in active wheelchair

Holding legs in raised position accelerates wound healing

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

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.

Users 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.

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

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2011

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

Tipsare: Claes

Claes lives in an apartment together with his wife and a son. He is working full time. In 1984 he was injured and has a low tetraplegia. He does not have any personal assistance.