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Wheelchair wrist retainers

Wheelchair wrist retainersDavid can have very strong involuntary arm movements. Previous efforts to hold his arms on the chair armrests have been unsatisfactory.

Channels with hinged tops, made from plastic guttering, were securely strapped to the armrests. They were held closed, when around the client’s forearms, by Velcro straps. Various forms of padding were tried and the best solution was for the client to wear specially made lambskin ‘sleeves’. This made inserting his arms into the channels easy and safe and avoided all scuffing of his skin.

The system works well and has improved David’s posture. In particular, it is quick and easy for carers to operate when he is at school.


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