leg lifter

leg lifter

An assistive device used to move the lower extremities from one place or surface to another; it typically consists of a large loop attached to a manually operated handle that encircles and lifts the foot or thigh. It is used by people who have difficulty moving their legs as a result of edema, joint disease, obesity, stroke, or other disabilities.
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