Geriatric assistive devices.

@article{Bradley2011GeriatricAD,
  title={Geriatric assistive devices.},
  author={Sara M Bradley and Cameron R Hernandez},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={2011},
  volume={84 4},
  pages={405-11}
}
Disability and mobility problems increase with age. Assistive devices such as canes, crutches, and walkers can be used to increase a patient's base of support, improve balance, and increase activity and independence, but they are not without significant musculoskeletal and metabolic demands. Most patients with assistive devices have never been instructed on the proper use and often have devices that are inappropriate, damaged, or are of the incorrect height. Selection of a suitable device… CONTINUE READING
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