A broken leg can make it hard to get in or out of bed

Try: #sit on the edge of the bed with the leg lifter in hand #place the rigid loop of the strap around your foot or cast #place your hand through the non-rigid loop at the other end of the strap #scoot back on the bed as far as you can #pull gently up on the strap as you lift the leg onto the bed #use the strap to move the leg as far onto the bed as possible so you can bring your other leg up without tipping out of bed #to get a leg with a cast on it out of bed place the rigid open end of the strap over the foot or cast and scoot your legs to the edge of the bed using the strap to help lift the leg off the edge of the bed #slowly lower the leg to the floor using the strap to control the movement

Materials: Leg lifter strap available at medical supply store catalog or online

Categories: Medical Physical, Personal, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, No Supervision

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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