Crutches are mobility aids to help with lower limb rehabilitation.
Video - how to walk with crutches
- Useful things both pre- and post surgery
Detailed discussion of crutches and loads of useful tips and exercises for early rehab.
- Shoe recommendations while on crutches
A brief discussion about footware when coping with crutches.
- "toe-touch" weight-bearing
Patients on crutches clarifying exactly what is meant by 'toe-touch'.
Citation: Warees WM, Clayton L, Slane M. Crutches. [Updated 2023 Aug 14]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2023 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK539724/
Quote: "Four-point gait: This technique provides the most support. The left crutch is advanced followed by the right leg, right crutch and at last the left leg."
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