Auto steering controls - Onehand

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Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: Date of Injury: 12/15/02

Level of Injury:
-dominant side C5, C6, & C7 avulsed. C8 & T1 stretched & crushed

BPI Related Surgeries:
-2 Intercostal nerves grafted to Biceps muscle,
-Free-Gracilis muscle transfer to Biceps Region innervated with 2 Intercostal nerves grafts.
-2 Sural nerves harvested from both Calves for nerve grafting.
-Partial Ulnar nerve grafted to Long Triceps.
-Uninjured C7 Hemi-Contralateral cross-over to Deltoid muscle.
-Wrist flexor tendon transfer to middle, ring, & pinky finger extensors.

Surgical medical facility:
Brachial Plexus Clinic at The Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN
(all surgeries successful)

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
~Theodore Roosevelt
Location: Los Angeles, California USA

Auto steering controls - Onehand

Post by Christopher »

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Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:06 pm
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: Motorcycle accident Sept 15,2011. R BPI. R Scapula break. 4 Clavicular breaks. T4 & T8 vertebrae breaks.All ribs broken. 4 replaced with titanium ribs.351GRE8
Location: west of Phoenix,Az

Re: Auto steering controls - Onehand

Post by billvxii »

While they have wonderful stuff none of it is for my vehicles.
I have RTBPI and simply bought a spinner for the steering wheel. I leave the wheel cranked over so the largest hole is on the right, reach thru and insert the key and turn it on. The other controls are on the left and I have wheel control radio buttons. It's not perfection but it allows me to go without help driving. Course texting and driving is a bad idea with this problem!!