Assistive devices for balance and mobility: benefits, demands, and adverse consequences.

  title={Assistive devices for balance and mobility: benefits, demands, and adverse consequences.},
  author={Hamid Bateni and Brian E. Maki},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  volume={86 1},
OBJECTIVES To provide information on the advantages and possible disadvantages of using canes and walkers. DATA SOURCES English-language articles were identified by searching MEDLINE and PubMed (1966-May 2003) for key words cane or walker , excluding articles unrelated to mobility aids. Bibliographies were reviewed and ISI Web of Science citation searches were run to identify additional references. Over 1000 articles were selected for further evaluation. STUDY SELECTION We extracted all… CONTINUE READING
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