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Transradial Crawling Stubbies


Background:

4-year-old child with amputations secondary to meningococcemia during the first year of life. [Image 1 ]

Amputations include:
Bilateral transradial amputations, Right transtibial amputation, Left transfemoral amputation

Also resulting from illness:
Cortical blindness, Physical and communicative delay, Extensive scarring on residual limbs, Lack of soft tissue padding on residual limbs

Problem:

Child shows a desire for independent mobility, but his lowerlimb amputations, cortical blindness, and core weakness limit his gross mobility. [Image 2 , Image 3 ]

Objective:

Upper-limb devices to be used for crawling, with the following goals:

Solution:

Bocklite liners with distal buildups provide comfort to his limbs in crawling, raise the shoulders off of the floor, and are easy to don and doff to use the upper-limbs for sensory exploration.

Contact:

Nicole T. Soltys, CP
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Prosthetics & Orthotics Clinical Center
312-238-2810

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Nicole T. Soltys, CP; Rehab Institute of Chicago