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arm board

1 a board used to position the affected arm of a person with hemiplegia and of others with arm disabilities. The arm board fastens to the armrest of a wheelchair, supporting the flaccid arm in the correct position to prevent or decrease subluxation of the shoulder joint, and to prevent edema.
2 a board used to keep the arm still to permit the drawing of blood or starting of an IV needle.

arm board

1. A board placed under and attached to the arm for stabilization during intravenous administration.
2. A device attached to the sides of a wheelchair to permit support or positioning of the arm, esp. for persons with upper-extremity paralysis.
See also: board
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