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A physical therapist assistant attempts to identify an appropriate wheelchair for a 34 year old patient with bilateral lower extremity amputations. the MOST important feature of a wheelchair designed for the patient should be:



A. Friction surface hand-rims
B. Reclining back with elevating leg-rests
C. The drive wheels are set behind the vertical back supports
D. Removable ARM rests

This question is part of PTA Exam Practice Test
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Jan 07, 2020

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered Jul 09, 2017

Reclining back with elevating leg-rests and removable arm rests

 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Jul 07, 2017

As the Lower Ex are amputated, the patient's COG will be displaced backward. It would be important to adjust the rearwheels backward to compensate for the loss of COG on the body

 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Jun 27, 2017

What is the reasoning behind this answer choice? Wouldn't a pt with double amputations need removable arm rest for transfers?

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered May 17, 2017

The drive wheels are set behind the vertical back supports
 

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