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Is there any modern walking equipment for polio patients other than wooden sticks?

My aunt (aged 54 years) is suffering from polio (both legs affected) since childhood. For the past years of her life she was using wooden sticks in both her hands for walking purpose. But of late it is causing a lot of strain in her wrist bone and shoulders. is there any other modern walking equipment which can be fitted in her legs to aid in walking. Or anything else that you might suggest would be of grate help.
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Now a days there are artificial prosthesis of the limbs available to straighten the leg and to give support to the leg. The wooden stick can be avoided. You can consult your orthopedician for proper guidance.
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Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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