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Device For Stretching Spastic Hip Adductor Muscles.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Positioning device to increase hip abduction is useful for those with decreased range of motion or spasticity. Describes a device intended to stretch hip adductor muscles and keep the thighs separated, based on a screw jack available from Mazda Motors. Thigh cuffs made of Kay-Splint to conform to the patient's thighs are attached to the jack with banding metal, and foam padding and Velcro straps are glued to the cuffs. The device can be placed between the patient's thighs and screwed open to the desired degree. Devised to be used while sitting, but could be adapted for supine use. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. Plastics. AUTHOR: Bohannon, R W TITLE: Device for Stretching Spastic Hip Adductor Muscles JOURNAL: Physical Therapy REF: Vol 63 no 3, Mar 1983: p 343-344 PAGES ( including cover): 2 1983.

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