Crutch and Cane Fitting

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Crutch and Cane Fitting KNES 200: Introduction to Athletic Training
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Proper Fit and Use of Crutch or Cane When lower extremity ambulation is contraindicate a crutch or cane may be required Faulty mechanics or improper fitting can result in additional injury or potentially falls Fitting athlete Athlete should stand with good posture, in flat soled shoes Crutches should be placed 6” from outer margin of shoe and 2” in front
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Crutch base should fall 1” below anterior fold of axilla Hand brace should be positioned to place elbow at 30 degrees of flexion Patients weight should be borne through the hands, not the axillae Cane measurement should be taken from height of greater trochanter
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Walking with Cane or Crutch Corresponds to walking Tripod method Swing to or through without injured limb making contact with ground Four- point crutch gait Foot and crutch on same side move forward simultaneously with weight bearing Single support
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