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Assistive Technologies for Lower Extremity Mobility on the Farm

ALCE-258NP Arthritis, in particular osteoarthritis, can lead to pain, swelling, and loss of function in the joints that may impact the extremities as well as the spine. This fact sheet provides examples of assistive devices for farmers with arthritis in the lower extremities in an effort to optimize their farming experience and enhance their quality of life on the farm. Additionally, this fact sheet will be inclusive for farmers who seek greater lower extremity mobility but do not have arthritis. For example, solutions have been allocated for farmers who do not walk or require intermittent to full-time wheelchair use to meet their mobility related activities on the farm.

8.5 x 11, 6 pages, DS, color, single staple upper left, 24#

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