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A modified axillary crutch for lower limb amputees

@inproceedings{Kahaduwa2009AMA,
  title={A modified axillary crutch for lower limb amputees},
  author={K. Kahaduwa and CDA Weerasiriwardane and S. Wijeyaratne},
  year={2009}
}
Objectives: The standard axillary crutch is known to cause general discomfort to the user and crutch palsy. Aim of this pilot study is to compare a modified axillary crutch with the standard aluminum crutch. The following modifications were made in the new design (patent – LK/P/15/866). 1. A single pole design 2. Improved axillary and back support 3. Shock absorbing mechanism 4. Adjustable hand grip Methods: Twenty normal subjects were used initially to ensure the safety and 20 amputees were… Expand
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