Therapeutic Leg Support Invented (TOR-9762)

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Pittsburgh-based InventHelp, a leading inventor service company, is submitting this client’s idea, My Buddy, in the hopes of a good faith review.

Whether the patient is at home, in a hospital or in a rehabilitation facility following hip or leg surgery or other leg injuries, regaining mobility is paramount. Fortunately, an inventor from Barrie, Ontario, Canada, has found a relatively painless way to speed up the process.

She developed a prototype for the patent-pending MY BUDDY to allow patients recovering from leg surgery or fractures to raise and lower the affected leg without help or pain. As such, it speeds up healing and rehabilitation and reduces the chances of blood clots following surgery. At the same time, it promotes independence and mobility for orthopedic patients so it saves time and effort for nursing staffs. Furthermore, it eases the task of getting patients onto and off of stretchers in hospitals and ambulances and also helps patients move a leg that is in a cast or paralyzed easily and painlessly. In addition, it is comfortable, safe and easy to use. If you are a paraplegic you can use the BUDDY to move yourself from a wheelchair to the shower and back to the chair.

The inventor’s personal experience inspired the idea. “While recovering from hip surgery, I found I could not move my leg without pain or unassisted until I used something similar to this invention,” she said. “With it, I could get in and out of bed on my own, even on the day of the surgery.”

The original design was submitted to the Toronto office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 16-TOR-9762, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at -

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