Why It Was Created

Several years ago, while on a skiing trip, I seriously injured my leg and required surgery to repair the damage. Weakened from the trauma of both the injury and the resulting surgery I no longer had the strength to lift both my leg along with the added weight of the leg brace. To get out of bed I had to grab my leg with both hands and attempt to lower it to the floor. This usually resulted in me dropping it half way and having my leg fall the rest of the way and hitting the floor with a painful thud.

Fed up with constant discomfort and the loss of my independence, I crawled across my bedroom floor to my closet and created the original Cast Handle™ out of old nylon webbing that I had used while rock climbing. My homemade device changed my life and I ended up recovering far more quickly than my doctors predicted. They attributed my speedy recovery to getting up and moving earlier in the recovery process than most patients. In short they gave most of the credit to my “Cast Handle” and suggested that I patent the device and produce the product so that it could benefit others. And that’s just what I did.

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