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Walkers, Standard, Adjustable Width

Definition : Standard walkers designed with nonwheeled frameworks that are adjustable in width. These walkers typically consist of a metal (some also include hard plastics) structure that frames the front and sides of users at waist level; they usually include supports (i.e., grips) for the hands. The rails that connects the handles and those that connect the two front legs are made of pipes that telescope, either manually or automatically by pressing a button allowing a width adjustment typically from 12 to 15 cm (5 or 6 inches). Standard adjustable-width walkers permit users to customize the walkers for their particular needs and facilitate ambulation through doors and along narrow halls. They are used for permanent assistance of disabled patients and/or during rehabilitation.

Entry Terms : "Walkers, Adjustable Width"

UMDC code : 24506

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