PWB is an abbreviation for 'partial weight bearing'.

using crutches
Weight bearing on crutches can vary from 'toe-tip' to full weight bearing.

 

Percentage of body weight

With partial-weight-bearing, some of the body's weight is allowed to be taken. This is usually a percentage of the body weight, such as 30%.

Synonyms: 
Partial weight bearing
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FORUM DISCUSSIONS

Partial weight bearing!!

Is partial weight bearing important? (after TTT)


CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Current Advances in Training Orthopaedic Patients to Comply with Partial Weight-Bearing Instructions Hustedt JW, Blizzard DJ, Baumgaertner MR, Leslie MP, Grauer JN. Yale J Biol Med. 2012 Mar; 85(1): 119–125.


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