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cane

 [kān]
an assistive device that provides partial support and balance for ambulation and standing.
 Cane. A and B, adjustable canes. C, quadripod (quad) cane.
adjustable cane a cane whose length can be easily altered.
quadripod cane a cane adapted for increased stability by providing a four-legged rectangular base of support.
tripod cane one similar to a quadripod cane except that its base is triangular with three legs.
white cane a cane used by the visually handicapped to increase awareness of the immediate environment; the white color is a sign to others that the user is blind.

cane

(kān)
n.
A stick used as an aid in walking or carried as an accessory.

can′er n.

cane

Etymology: Ar, qanah, reed
a sturdy wooden or metal shaft or walking stick used to give support and mobility during walking to a person with impaired mobility. A cane should be of an appropriate length to allow a person with an injured leg to walk with it held on the side of the noninjured leg. In walking, the person may rest his or her weight on the cane and the injured leg while moving the unaffected leg forward. To take the next step, the weight is placed on the sound leg while the injured leg and cane are moved forward. The cane should allow 25 degrees of elbow flexion.
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Single and quad-foot canes

cane

(kān)
An assistive device prescribed to provide support during ambulation and transfers for individuals with weakness, instability, pain, or balance loss. It also may be used to unload a lower extremity joint or to partially eliminate weight-bearing. Standard (conventional) canes are made from wood or aluminum and have a variety of hand grip styles. Other styles include tripod canes, quadruped (quad) canes, and walk (“hemi”) canes. Canes should be used on the unaffected (stronger) side of the body.
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In February, undo the bundle and tame and tie in the new canes on to wire frames for support.
Crowned heads and aristocrats sported highly elaborate canes made from precious metals and encrusted with gems, many of them outlandishly oversized in displays of one-upmanship.
AIM TO IMPRESS This early 19th-century cane has a handle which forms the grip of a concealed pistol
Recruitment criteria included legal blindness with no other disabilities, familiarity with basic cane techniques, regular travel in winter (even when the ground is covered with snow), and enough stamina to walk a few blocks without resting.
Los canes vagabundos representan un riesgo para las personas, por cuanto son potenciales transmisores de una gran cantidad de zoonosis (Guttler, 2005), entre ellas la toxocariasis, leptospirosis, giardiasis y ehrlichiosis (Dabanch, 2003), asi como la rabia en regiones endemicas (Alvarez y Dominguez, 2001; ICAM, 2007).
To date, the Navy has completed installation of CANES on 25 ships with 153 remaining and due to be complete by 2024.
Fix the netting to the canes, by passing the wire through the net and twisting the two ends together tightly around the cane.
Place some modelling clay in the bottom of the pot and stick the bundle of straws or canes in to the clay.
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The white cane is recognized worldwide as a symbol of the need of visually impaired persons to be assisted.