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Multidisciplinary approach to converting power chair into motorized prone cart

Steven W. Brose, DO; Eisha Wali, BS

People with spinal cord injury are prone to developing pressure ulcers, which can cause problems with quality of life and medical health. Managing these ulcers usually involves minimizing pressure on the area with the ulcer. One option to promote healing and allow people to continue being mobile is use of prone carts. However, manual prone carts are sometimes difficult to use, while specialized motorized prone carts are not always available. This report describes an intervention that converted a veteran???s power wheelchair into a motorized prone cart, allowing him to move around and interact socially without sitting.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.01.0027

Volume 51 Number 9, 2014
   Pages 1377 — 1382


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Brose SW, Wali E. Multidisciplinary approach to converting power chair into motorized prone cart. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(9):1377–82.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.01.0027
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