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Web-Belt Loop For Relief Of Pressure On Buttocks.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Fabric loop to help a quadriplegic with some use of biceps or shoulder adductors relieve sitting pressure while in wheelchair in order to prevent decubitus ulcers. McCormick Loop made of seat belt material, a D ring and Velcro closure. It is looped around the wheelchair arm and the patient puts an arm through it; he can then lean to one side, relieving pressure on the opposite side, and pull upright using the strap. Includes drawing and photograph. COMMENTS: Developed by a patient, James McCormick, at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Agrawal, B K; Arnold, A; Vicich, J TITLE: Web-Belt Loop for Relief of Pressure on Buttocks JOURNAL: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation REF: Vol 59 no 7, Jul 1978: p 346-347 PAGES (including cover): 2 1978.

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