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Crutches with a built-in shock absorbing system

Ana Duarte 于 2016-01-04 14:57 分享

About the solution

“My Patented Tornado and Performance gel filled tips are hand assembled in a 12 step process using the best quality natural rubber with only 10% clay mixed-in, versus the 40-60% clay mixture in other major brands so they last for what seems like forever. Inside we put a thick pad of Absorbalite™ gel that gobbles-up ground shock and makes these tips the hands-down smoothest ride in town.

By the time I reached my mid forties I developed shoulder pain that increased with activity. To make matters worse I was slipping and falling down far too often. My doctor said I had worn and inflamed shoulder joints due to the constant impact associated with crutch use. He said I should slow down and take aspirin! Instead, I invented a patented crutch tip with a built-in shock absorbing gel system. Slowly but surely my shoulder pain disappeared. I am happy to say that now; almost 20 years later… My shoulders are still pain free! And I fall far less often”, the inventor explained.

Adapted from: http://www.fetterman-crutches.com/history/index.php

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Thomas Fetterman, born in 1945, in USA, has been using crutches since 1953, when he was diagnosed with poliomyelitis. In 1988, Thomas invented and patented a new crutch tip technology with a built-in shock absorbing system.

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