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footboard

 [foot´bord]
a device placed at the foot of the bed in such a way that the feet rest firmly against it and are at right angles to the legs. It is used to relieve the weight of the bedclothes and to maintain proper positioning of the feet while a patient is confined to bed. Its purpose is to prevent development of footdrop. It also helps maintain good posture by preventing the patient from slipping down in bed.

A footboard can be an adjustable metal device attached to the bed, a wooden apparatus, or an improvised structure made for a patient in the home from a cardboard box. Many patients, of all ages, wear high top sneakers in connection with the use of a footboard; these help the patient maintain proper alignment of the feet, and the rubber soles keep the feet from slipping away from the footboard. Specialized orthotic devices to keep the foot in good alignment may also be used.
Footboard.
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