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Research Article  |   June 1980
Bilateral Shoulder Disarticulation: Equipment Used to Facilitate Independence
Author Affiliations
  • Janet Poole, OTR, is Staff Therapist at the Towers Unit, University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • M. Martha Parkinson, OTR, is Supervisor of Occupational Therapy at the Towers Unit, University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Research Article   |   June 1980
Bilateral Shoulder Disarticulation: Equipment Used to Facilitate Independence
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 1980, Vol. 34, 397-399. doi:10.5014/ajot.34.6.397
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 1980, Vol. 34, 397-399. doi:10.5014/ajot.34.6.397
Abstract

Equipment and methods used in treating a patient with a traumatic bilateral shoulder disarticulation in order to achieve independence in several daily living skills without the use of prostheses are described in this article. Dressing, bathing, toileting, communication, and hygiene skills are presented.