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Are canes mobility aids?

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Dr. Martin Raff answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Yes: Except for sugar canes, these devices help maintain balance, take pressure off an injured extremity and permit easier ambulation for persons with a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.

Answered 4/25/2012

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Dr. Richard Bensinger answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Yes: They provide extra strength a support for a weakened individual and also security as they are part of the tripod of two legs and the cane which can help prevent falls. This allows for greater mobility.

Answered 7/26/2012

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