Category: Recreation

Crochet Aid For The Amputee.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Aid developed to allow a below-elbow amputee using a prosthetic hook to crochet. Device constructed from a plastic (Polyform) strip 32 by 2 cm bent in half at right angles with one half bent into an oval; and a strip of velcro. Describes how the device and the prosthetic hook used together anchor the thread and provide tension to facilitate crocheting. Includes photograph and drawings. COMMENTS: Author affiliated with Loma Linda University Medical Center Hand Rehabilitation Unit, Loma Linda, California. SKILLS REQUIRED: Plastics. AUTHOR: Matsushima, D S TITLE: Crochet Aid for the Amputee JOURNAL: American Journal of Occupational Therapy REF: Vol 40 no 7, May 1986: p 495-496 PAGES (including cover): 3 1986.


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