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Definition : Metal structures (i.e., frameworks) designed to help users to stand and walk (i.e., walkers). Walkers are typically a metal (some also include hard plastics) structure that frames the front and sides of users at waist level and that is supported by multiple (two to five are typical) legs; they usually include supports (i.e., grips, platforms) for the hands. Walkers are intended for the permanent assistance of disabled (e.g., infirm) patients and/or for use during rehabilitation therapy. Standard (i.e., rigid, nonwheeled), wheeled, foldable, adjustable, and one-side two-leg walkers are available; some walkers may include seats and/or other detachable accessories (e.g., trays, pouches). Combinations of walkers and integral seats (i.e., walker/chairs) are also available.

Entry Terms : "Ambulation Support Units" , "Walkers, Bariatric" , "Assistive Devices"

UMDC code : 14393

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