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  • Patrick Clare

    OLD POLIO LEG BRACES - If I ever needed a leg brace, I would insist on one of these. I love the exposed metal. I wanted to plaster the house with pictures of people in polio braces and Greg seems to think it is in poor taste.

  • Linda Seccaspina

    What Do You Do if You Just Can't Walk Right In? - Zoomer

  • Tina Kelly

    Full leg brace---Wearing a full leg brace was hell on my clothes. The knee joint has sharp points that stick out when the leg is bent. The knees on my pants wore out first. The area on the back of the leg where it rubs on surfaces as you sit went next.

  • Danielle DeLisle

    Dan's Leg Brace

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