R82 Gazelle

MHRA ADVANTAGES

Foot Support

Multi-adjustable

Knee Support

Multi-adjustable

Pelvic Support

Rear pelvic support
Hip abduction feature

Positioning

Folds for storage
Protractor located on frame to indicate current angle
Multi-angle positioning
Allen key stored on frame

Tray

Easy to position on/off as tray surface can be removed from tray frame

Safety

Safety pin to prevent accidental angle change
MAX marker on back pelvic support to indicate end point for safe positioning
CE mark

DWC ADVANTGES

Adjustability

Like the ability to collapse it but how easy is it to assemble and dissemble. Would it need re-calibtrating each time?

MHRA LIMITATIONS

Foot Support

Foot pedal to control angle
-difficult to locate when tray in situ
-small in size

Pelvic Support

Lock to secure back pelvic support positioned
between user’s legs which makes accessing it difficult when user in frame
Pelvic strap found to be too short for one user

Head Support

No head support options in prone position

Positioning

Access from wheelchair or chair limited by bar running across back of footplate – user required to lift feet over bar

Tray

No elbow support on tray

Material

No colour selection

Safety

No stop on foot support height adjustment which enables it to be positioned beyond the safest low point which could result in foot support falling off or trailing on ground when manoeuvred

None of the therapists at DWC had used this frame but they made the following comments:

DWC DISADVANTAGES

Price

Very expensive

Ease of use

In supine it would be hard to hoist children into frame (tilt table)

CHILDREN OR CONDITIONS RECOMMENDED FOR (DWC)

(No comments were made but assuming it is the same for R82 ‘Buffalo’:)

  • Very low tone
  • Weight-bearing only on one limb
  • No head control

CHILDREN OR CONDITIONS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR (DWC)

  • Generally not that much weight bearing achieved due to massive support of straps*
  • Thigh needs SLI – not enough straps???

(*Please refer to evidence presented in MHRA report)

 

 

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