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How would you perform a wheelchair transfer using a pivot?

How would  you perform a wheelchair transfer using a pivot?

Stand-pivot: Stand-pivot transfers are most commonly used when the person has one-sided weakness as would be the case after a stroke. The person should be seated with the knees lower than the hips and the heels back somewhat behind the knees. From this position the person is helped to standing placing the weight on the strong side, pivots, and lowers slowly on the wheelchair (with or without assistance). ...Read more

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Wheelchairs (Definition)

Wheelchairs are devices used for mobility by people who are temporarily or permanently ...Read more


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How would someone perform a wheelchair transfer using a scoot?

How would someone  perform a wheelchair transfer using a scoot?

Wheelchair transfers: For non ambulatory people, using a slide board between chair and ? Allows the person to scoot the buttock across the board and onto the next area. Typically we go from a higher to lower site, allowing gravity to assist the scoot. If no board is used, then this is a swing transfer, assuming feet are not used for a stand pivot. ...Read more

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How would I perform a wheelchair transfer using a sliding board?

How would I  perform a wheelchair transfer using a sliding board?

See a PT: There are various transfer techniques. It would be best to work with a physical therapist who can determine what technique is right for you and help you learn how to do this. ...Read more

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How would a pt perform a wheelchair transfer using a gait belt?

How would a pt  perform a wheelchair transfer using a gait belt?

Gait belt = safety: There are many techniques to help a person with debility transfer from/to a wheelchair. It really depends on the level of debility and the amount of help you require. A paraplegic patient may not be able to assist much and may require a slide board where as a hemiplegic may be able to stand pivot with assist. The gait belt is primarily for safety. It allows a steady grip hold while assisting. ...Read more

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How would a nurse perform a wheelchair transfer using a mechanical lift?

How would  a nurse perform a wheelchair transfer using a mechanical lift?

Depends on the lift: Lifts can be manual/hydraulic or electric and are used by sliding a sling under the patient to the right position (as recommended by the manufacturer) and attaching a series of loops to the hooks on the lift. Each device has specific manufacturer recommended instructions that should be followed carefully to avoid injuries. ...Read more

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What can happen to a frail person during a wheelchair transfer?

What can happen to a frail person during a wheelchair transfer?

Fracture fear: A fall and associated fracture, particularly of the hip, is the biggest fear during a transfer. In addition, you have to be careful of a tear of the skin during a transfer if there is any existing skin breakdown. ...Read more

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What are wheelchair transfers after a spinal cord injury?

What are wheelchair transfers after a spinal cord injury?

See answer below: Wheelchair transfers refer to transfers that a person with a spinal cord injury who is using a wheelchair must perform when going from the wheelchair to a bed, to a couch, to a car, to a shower bench, and back into the wheelchair. Sliding boards are initially used to make the transfers easier. ...Read more

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If I have a spinal cord injury, what wheelchair transfer techniques are available?

If I have a spinal cord injury, what wheelchair transfer techniques are available?

See answer below: It all depends where you need to transfer to. Check out fasteddy07 on youtube where i demonstrate how to perform a variety of wheelchair transfers, on a shower bench, on a bed, in a car, from the floor etc... Of course, depending on the injury level, some transfers may not be possible independently. ...Read more

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How is Achilles tendon transfer performed. How long is the recovery?

How is Achilles tendon transfer performed. How long is the recovery?

Up to 3-6 months: Could be a minimum of 3 months and could be up to 6 months or even more. Depending on the specific type of surgery done. ...Read more

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Bacterial vaginosis: could the bacteria be picked up by my partner performing oral sex and then transferred further with kissing? (prediagnosis obviou

Bacterial vaginosis: could the bacteria be picked up by my partner performing oral sex and then transferred further with kissing? (prediagnosis obviou

Bacterial vaginosis: Women in their reproductive years are most commonly affected by bacterial vaginosis, but any woman can experience the condition. Doctors don't know exactly why bacterial vaginosis develops, but certain activities, such as unprotected sexual intercourse or frequent douching, put you at higher risk of the condition. ...Read more

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Can i get a fat transfer instead of breast implants? I have a common concern to so many women: my butt is too big, and my breasts are too small. Can I have a fat transfer performed to remove fat from the lower half of my body and use it to make my breasts

Can i get a fat transfer instead of breast implants? I have a common concern to so many women: my butt is too big, and my breasts are too small. Can I have a fat transfer performed to remove fat from the lower half of my body and use it to make my breasts

Fat transfer breasts: Yes, you can get fat transferred to your breasts.
Check out a detailed answer on this link
http://www.Plasticsurgery-sf.Com/blog/category/fat-grafting/
dr khouri in miami is a pioneer. I would refer you to him if you are seriously interested.
All the best,
dr b. ...Read more

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Is tendon transfer surgery only for hands? Can a tendon transfer be performed on feet as well or is it just a treatment that can currently be performed on hands? .

Is tendon transfer surgery only for hands? Can a tendon transfer be performed on feet as well or is it just a treatment that can currently be performed on hands?

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Tendon : Tendon transfers are well described for treating muscular imbalances in the foot and ankle. They are not only for the hands and upper extremities. An orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon can evaluate you and determine whether the condition you have is appropriate for such a procedure. ...Read more

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Who is the right surgeon to perform tendon transfer for foot drop correction ? Plastic surgeon or orthopedic surgeon ! please elaborate.

Who is the right surgeon to perform tendon transfer for foot drop correction ? Plastic surgeon or orthopedic surgeon ! please elaborate.

ORTHO OR PODIATRIST: A foot and ankle trained orthopedic surgeon or board certified podiatric surgeon would be best qualified for a tendon transfer to correct for a drop foot. A dynamic transfer of the posterior tibial tendon is my procedure of choice. This can be augmented with a transposition of the anterior tibial tendon.I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Am I going to need a wheelchair because of ms?

Am I going to need a wheelchair because of ms?

Depends: There are multiple types of ms, with different prognosis. There are also many meds available to slow or prevent progression and more being developed. A neurologist can evaluate and treat. Physical therapy and/or pmnr physician can help maximize your abilities if your symptoms necessitate it. ...Read more

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How can I aid someone off a wheelchair?

Training: There are several ways to preform wheelchair transfers depending on the health status of the person in the wheelchair. Training from a Physical Therapist or Occupational therapist is the easiest way to prevent injury to the patient and to you. ...Read more

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Should syncope patients have a wheelchair?

Should syncope patients have a wheelchair?

Syncope: Most syncope patients have no need for a wheelchair. There certainly may be some who do need a wheelchair but their doctor should be the one who recommends it, or perhaps a physical therapist if they are associated with one. ...Read more

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Can everyone with MS end up in a wheelchair?

Can everyone with MS end up in a wheelchair?

No, rather rare now: In years past, not unique for patients to deteriorate due to lack of effective meds, but times have changed and disease modifying items have truly protected patients quite well. Best treatment is adequate prevention, and therefore, the newer oral agents and tysabri, (natalizumab) offer a far more effective approach to prevent loss of ambulation. Also, useful are vitamin d and ampyra. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a wheelchair cushion?

What should I look for in a wheelchair cushion?

Depends: Although, it depends on a user's preference a lot, a few common things you don't want to miss - comfort, durability, ease of taking care of, fitting your existing wheelchair, the ease of replacement, and cost. ...Read more

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What kind of wheelchair must I use if on medicaid?

Depends: Depends on a lot of things. It can depend on what state you are in, what type of medicaid plan you have as well as what your medical condition is. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I exercise in my wheelchair to lose weight?

How can I exercise in my wheelchair to lose weight?

See below: First thing is to consult with your doctor to see if it is safe for you to exercise. It will generally be difficult to lose weight with exercise alone if you are confined to a wheelchair. You will probably need to make some dietary changes as well. There are upper extremity ergometers that can give you an aerobic workout. They are sort of like exercise bikes for the arms. Consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get severe edema from wheelchair confinement?

Edema: Yes, your lower extremity venous return can be blocked, inmobilization can cause loss of muscle mass and also incomptence of valves in veins of lower extremities. ...Read more

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