Crutches are used to help mobility patients recover from surgery or injury. There are several different types of crutches, including Arm Crutches, Walking Crutches, Knee Crutches, Leg Crutches, Forearm Crutches and Canadian Crutches. An Arm Crutch or Walking Crutch is a crutch that extends from the floor surface to the arm pit of the person injured. Usually arm crutches are used in pairs and provide good stability while traversing forward. A Knee Crutch comes in two types, a wheeled device that provides a padded area to rest the knee of the individual and a Hands Free Crutch that is strapped to the leg. Knee Crutches are used most often when someone has an injury to a foot or lower leg. Sometimes referred to as a Leg Crutch, a Knee Crutch offers considerable stability and the ability to steer the desired path. Canadian Crutches or Forearm Crutches have a cuff brace placed around the arm of the individual and a hand grip. Many people prefer the Forearm Crutch over the Arm Crutch or Walking Crutch because of its easy handling and smaller size. Using a crutch regularly helps the recovering patient exercise muscles and provide rehabilitation. Market leading crutches include Drive Medical Crutches, Invacare Crutches, Millennial Medical Crutches and iWalkFree Hands Free Crutch. VitalityMedical.com carries a great selection of crutches you can purchase online for home delivery. Order some new crutches today and start moving!
Vitality Medical Types of Crutches
- Arm Crutches and Walking Crutches extend from the floor surface to the arm pit of the person injured.
- Knee Crutches come in two types, a wheeled device that provides a padded area to rest the knee of the individual and a Hands Free Crutch that is strapped to the leg.
- Forearm Crutches may be preferred over the Arm Crutches or Walking Crutches because of their easy handling and smaller size.