Orthopedic Step Ups

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Project by Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop posted 04-17-2012 12:52 PM 1505 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a commissioned project from the orthopedic group for whom I work. In the practice we were unable to do standing ankles b/c the equipment was not able to go low enough so we had to raise the patient up higher. Tadaaa, this is where the step ups are handy. They have two slots on either side to hold cassettes upright (picture 1) and a handle for balance. These things are perfectly flat and and sturdy as can be thanks to 2×4 cross bracing in numerous places underneath the platform and step. I installed wheels on the handle side so the box can be easily rolled away. The handle was found to be unsteady made from wood so I replaced them with 1 1/2” square steel and bolted in place. (not pictured) It was a call I should have made first but live and learn. The OSOI emblem on the side was from a custom cut stencil I made (first one). Took me a while to pounce the image in place but I think it came out great. Enjoy!!!!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#1 posted 04-17-2012 01:04 PM

Great job! As an X-Ray tech myself I know how these brutes of boxes can be a pain to move around. The wheels and handle are a great idea, especially in a field that is 85% women. I work in a regular hospital dept and usually we don’t do a lot of ortho things like this so we’re always lugging these things out of our way. And your handle doubles as a safety feature and moving handle!

Nice job, congrats on a job well done!

-- Grant - N Dakota

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#2 posted 04-17-2012 03:01 PM

Great Solution!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 04-18-2012 12:15 AM

Nice work!

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#4 posted 04-22-2012 03:10 PM

Nice job! You are in the right field to be able to come up with some fantastic ideas and lucrative projects!!

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.

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