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10/25/2004

Rolling Rubber Wheel or Ball for Leg/Ankle Casts

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  Right now we have a way to include anything into the plaster on the bottom of the foot for casts but, so far we have only added a rubber pad for stepping. The exact thing we don't want them to do. Stepping further injures the leg or foot or ankle.
  If we add a caster ball or soft rubber wheel to the bottom of the cast, that is slow moving, then we can scoot the foot eliminating the stepping and allowing those with casts to keep up when walking next to a person without a cast and also would help speed up the healing process of the broken bone with no chance of reinjury. The key to this idea is that you would never have to lift your foot. You simply scoot your foot along any surface in a controled manner. We take stepping totally out of the picture.
  Most of all buildings have handi-capped entries to them and you can scoot along where the wheel chairs go to get into the building. We make the wheel or caster-ball out of soft rubber and we slow it down with slower ball bearings or in the case of the caster, if it is made of soft rubber, it would already move slow where we wouldn't slip and fall due to your foot coming out from under you. Safe, convienient, and helps the healing process. It puts you back into physical movement, safely, where you can keep up with everyone else.
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