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    Manual wheelchair knee abductors (quickie iris)

    just got one as backup a month ago. i sat in it and realized i needed some knee abductors to keep my knees off the leg hardware. its really only used in hospitals but i found out i need surgery in a few weeks so it would be nice to get a set post a price i could do around 75 for the set

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    Abductors or adductors?? The former spread your knees apart, while the latter pushes your knees together.

    (KLD)

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    adductors

    Is there such a thing.? My son recelty had a baclofen pump implanted and as a result of his flaccid Muscles would legs/oknees sit very far apart. We tried strapping his lower thighs together but that seemed to cause some.circulation concerns and looks a bit to obvious for a 25 yr old young male still adapting to this new dimension. Possibly something less conspicuous ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by new dimension View Post
    Is there such a thing.? My son recelty had a baclofen pump implanted and as a result of his flaccid Muscles would legs/oknees sit very far apart. We tried strapping his lower thighs together but that seemed to cause some.circulation concerns and looks a bit to obvious for a 25 yr old young male still adapting to this new dimension. Possibly something less conspicuous ?
    my knees flap out and need to be held in

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenjen138 View Post
    my knees flap out and need to be held in
    You might also try a soft strap around your lower thighs to keep your legs from splaying. Such a strap can also be useful for purposes of modesty if you wear a skirt or dress.

    Just keep an eye on your skin to insure the strap does not cause too much irritation/pressure.

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    A custom seating solution would be the most obvious answer to this. Lateral thigh supports and cushion sculpting (for some types of cushions) can compensate for thigh abduction or adduction for many. See your seating specialist.

    We did use a 2" wide elastic strap with Velcro attachments around my mother's thighs for wearing a dress in public for a number of years. When she got her Permobil she got lateral thigh supports and no longer needed the strap.

    (KLD)

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    These folks make good equipment but it's not cheap. Most insurace covers the equipment ( Medicare, etc.)

    https://aelseating.com/categories.php?cid=108

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    Ride Designs offers three levels of seating, standard, custom, and personally moulded. They also offer cam wedges designed for the back of the seat but they look like they may be a low cost solution if used at the front.

    An alternative to using a strap on yourself is to pad the areas of the frame that contact your legs. You would need both impact and vibration protection (foam) and abrasive friction protection (sheepskin or a very slick satin or silk.) I don't know of any off the shelf solution, but if you or a friend are ok doing a project, it should be fairly strait-forward.
    Played with bombs- No SCI, Brain Damage enough that I require a chair and a caregiver.

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