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Trouble reaching boot buckles help

post #1 of 4
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My husband recently had both a hip and knee replacement, both on his right side.  He has no trouble going down the hill but buckling his right boot is a problem due to range of motion issues.  It's hard for him to reach the buckles so I usually help him, which is ok with me but he'd prefer to do it himself.  We heard about some sort of gadget (not me) that helps with that issue but don't know what it is or what it's called.  Any advice? 

post #2 of 4

there is a plastic tool which is like a giant bottle opener it hooks onto the clip and gives leverage...it was designed so that people with boots too big could get the clips tight enough so it would make them think their boots fitted them, but might well be ideal for this purpose too

 

here is a link to them http://www.skitoolcompany.com/ 

post #3 of 4

is his problem reaching the buckles, or the power to close them?

 

 

CEM solution will help close them, but not much with reaching the buckles.

post #4 of 4

I would try the tool Colin recommended as it will probably help.  You may also find it is easier to reach the buckles while standing rather than sitting.

 

Lou

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