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Can we rent a wheelchair or walker reimbursed on medicaid?

Can we rent a wheelchair or walker reimbursed on medicaid?

Maybe: It depends on the reason you need a wheelchair or walker as well as specifics related to the state you have medicaid coverage in. ...Read more

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Walkers are devices used to help people walk with ...Read more


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6 year old twists ankle, will they need a walking boot?

6 year old twists ankle, will they need a walking boot?

Have it checked: Have a foot/ankle specialist examine. Hard to say what treatment will be rendered without an exam. If it needs to be immobilized, a walking boot may be an option for the doctor. Really, can't make that call without determining the extent of the injury. ...Read more

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What organizations support disabled children?

What organizations support disabled children?

UCP: United cerebral palsy is a great resource central and help all children with disabilities, not just cerebral palsy. They would be a great resource for you and your child. ...Read more

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Will a child with cerebral palsy ever walk?

Will a child with cerebral palsy ever walk?

Hard to speculate: You provide no background on the case if there is one that you have an interest in. CP can be so mild a person never knows it in their lifetime unless they by chance have specialized neurological testing. It can also be so involved, they are totally dependent on others for all their needs.The majority are independent and self sufficient.Some abandon walking to gain speed with a wheeled device. ...Read more

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Can seizures harm a child with dandy walkers syndrome ?

Can seizures harm a child with dandy walkers syndrome
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Yes: Seizures can be seen in people with dandy-walker malformation. Seizures are sudden changes in mental status, abnormal involuntary movements or behaviors that are due to abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. Usually, seizures are not harmful, but can be if prolonged (like >20 minutes) or they interfere with breathing and oxygen being delivered to the brain. ...Read more

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Isnt hospital carpet just awful for wheelchairs and walkers?

Isnt hospital carpet just awful for wheelchairs and walkers?

Yes: But these days tiles are more used for hospital rooms. ...Read more

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Fully recovered from delivery but exhausted by caregiving. Hire a sitter?

Fully recovered from delivery but exhausted by caregiving. Hire a sitter?

Postpartum: If you are desperate...Why not if you have the means. If you breastfeed you should extract your milk and leave it for the baby. Only remember that neonatal babies less than 1 month are very frail and require a mature, experienced or trained individual to care for them. By caring do you mean your baby or you also care for someone else? ...Read more

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Do kids with autism need wheelchairs?

Not from autism: The condition by itself does not make someone need a wheelchair. Someone with mobility issues from another cause (paralysis,cerebral palsy), might be autistic and need one, ...Read more

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Do premature babies need special car seats?

Dr. Sue Hall Dr. Hall
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Do premature babies need special car seats?

Yes: Every baby born less than 37 weeks gestation should have a car seat trial before discharge from the hospital, to ensure breathing is adequate. The hospital staff should check to see if the car seat you've selected is appropriate for the baby's size, and they should teach you how to use it safely. Baby may need a car bed if s/he fails the car seat test. Always place the car seat rear-facing. ...Read more

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Wheel chair excercises for elders for kyphosis?

Wheel chair excercises for elders for kyphosis?

Evaluation first: The elderly are not restricted from exercise. You say that you have kyphosis. Is this due to fractures secondary to osteoporosis? You should see your pcp & be evaluated. A metabolic evaluation & cardiovascular evaluation should be performed. If calcium deficiency is found then take corrective diet changes. If a healthy heart is there, then contact a physical therapist & start an exercise program. ...Read more

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Can you qualify for handicap parking for having chondromalacia patellae?

Can you qualify for  handicap parking for having chondromalacia patellae?

Doubtful: While each case is unique, chondromalacia of the patella is very common. Furthermore, walking on level ground should not be too painful. For these reasons, i would be very reluctant to provide handicapped parking privileges to a patient with this issue. ...Read more

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Cerebeller atrophy possibility to child walking?

Cerebeller atrophy possibility to child walking?

Not sure question: the cerebellum has an immense amount of impact on balance and walking ability. Thus if there is cerebellar atrophy, there certainly could be delays of the motor function of walking. If you have further question beyond this, please resubmit the question. Thanks! ...Read more

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Chilblain toes: is a rubbing wellington boot ok?

Chilblain toes: is a rubbing wellington boot ok?

No ,I do not thing s: Chilblains is a medical condition that is often confused with frostbite and trench foot. Chilblains are acral ulcers (that is, ulcers affecting the extremities) that occur when a predisposed individual is exposed to cold and humidity. A history of chilblains is suggestive of a connective tissue disease.Avoid tight fitting socks/shoes and keep your dry and warm. ...Read more

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Can my mom rent a scooter on medicare?

Can my mom rent a scooter on medicare?

Not covered: Medicare does not pay for scooter rental. There are some pretty stringent requirements for who qualifies for scooter. My experience is most people do not keep using them as they are not convenient. It wouldn't be a bad idea to rent one for a month or so and see if it is really something she will use. Talk to your doctor about getting authorization for scooter from medicare. ...Read more

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Transverse, comminuted distal tibial fracture 4m ago. Surgery was carried out wid plates. Can walk wid brace, uneven gait. Will i b abl 2 walk properly?

Transverse, comminuted distal tibial fracture 4m ago. Surgery was carried out wid plates. Can walk wid brace, uneven gait. Will i b abl 2 walk properly?

Maybe: It depends on the nature of the distal tibia fracture and if it involved the articular surface or not. Fractures that involve the joint surface can be life-changing injuries. If the articular surface was uninjured, you should regain normal walking cadence, but it could take several months as distal tibia fractures are slow to heal. It's hard to say without seeing the x-rays. ...Read more

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Can my mom rent a wheelchair on medicaid?

Can my mom rent a wheelchair on medicaid?

Possibly: Have your doctor or social worker check with your state's medicaid. It depends on the diagnosis and evaluations by the doctor and physical therapist. ...Read more