Category: Prosthetics

Inexpensive Cable Housing For Artificial Arm.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Replacement for the standard cable housing for upper extremity prosthesis which fray easily and leave black marks on clothing where lubricant seeps out. A piece of 3/16 inch high pressure nylon tubing is substituted for the conventional wire sound cable housing. A standard light duty wire cable is inserted in the cable housing and Teflon lubricant is inserted at the upper end of the plastic tubing. Cable movement and gravity will cause the lubricant to travel the entire length of the cable. Teflon is available at most gun shops and hardware stores, and excess powder can be brushed away. This cable should last 6 to 8 months. When converting to this type of housing, at least one cable fitting should be soldered onto the cable after inserting the cable through the new housing. This will facilitate changing the housing when it needs replacing. User can swage the cable fittings. Includes photograph. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Rahe, B. TITLE:Inexpensive cable Housing for Artificial Arm. REF:Journal: Accent on Living: Winter: p 82-84. NARIC CALL NUMBER: PAGES (including cover): 1977.


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