Dating on forearm crutches
Vinyl coated, tapered, contoured arm cuffs mold to user for extra comfort.A crutch is a mobility aid that transfers weight from the legs to the upper body. developed the first crutches with a height-adjustable feature making the crutches customizable.Those who can tolerate partial weight bearing on both legs usually use the four point gait.The sequence is right crutch, left leg, left crutch, right leg.A claimed benefit is that upper thigh atrophy is also reduced because the affected leg remains in use.Unlike other crutch designs these designs are unusable for pelvic, hip or thigh injuries and in some cases for knee injuries also.
The idea behind this design is to allow the user to propel themselves further, resulting in quicker movement from place to place, though research has shown that the difference in speed is very small when comparing standard axillary crutches to spring-loaded crutches.
A similar "swing-through" gait is when the both legs are advanced in front of the crutches rather than at the next to the crutches.
When climbing up stairs, the unaffected leg is advanced first, then the affected leg and the crutches are advanced.
These are less common and used by those with poor hand grip due to arthritis, cerebral palsy, or other conditions.
The arm rests on a horizontal platform and is strapped in place.