A comparison of axillary, elbow and Canadian crutches.


Crutches can be used by patients with injuries to the lower extremities in order to perform 'swing-through' gait. Because axillary crutches have been associated with axillary artery thrombosis and crutch palsy, they have to a large extent been superseded by elbow crutches. Canadian crutches combine many of the features of axillary and elbow crutches, and a study of the three types suggests that they have advantages in terms of energy cost.

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@article{Stallard1978ACO, title={A comparison of axillary, elbow and Canadian crutches.}, author={John Stallard and Matt Sankarankutty and Geoffrey K. Rose}, journal={Rheumatology and rehabilitation}, year={1978}, volume={17 4}, pages={237-9} }