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  •  That's very cool (3+ / 0-)
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    Larsstephens, side pocket, KenBee

    and I'm sure it would work for younger patients.

    Unfortunately, older patients frequently lack the upper body strength to take advantage of that design.

    My mother lost her legs to peripheral artery disease in her late 70s. She started out in a manual wheelchair, but within a week at home her shoulders were shot. Fortunately, Medicare covered the cost of a power wheelchair and thanks to her power chair she was able to maintain her independence right up until the day she died just past her 90th birthday.

    The only trouble with retirement is...I never get a day off!

    by Mr Robert on Fri May 03, 2013 at 10:28:43 PM PDT

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