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Crutches - Fact Sheet (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

Instructions for using crutches safely and easily. Includes how to fit the crutches properly, different types of weight bearing, safety tips, standing balance, standing from sitting, sitting from standing, walking, using stairs, and getting into a car. (English) Colour

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Body Location:
  • Bones, Joints, and Muscles
Diagnosis and Therapy:
  • Rehabilitation and Recovery
Disorders and Conditions:
  • Bone and Joint Diseases and Disorder,
  • Safety and Injury
  • Crutches,
  • Walking,
  • Therapy,
  • Safety,
  • Physical,
  • Physiotherapy,
  • Balance,
  • Fitting,
  • Weight,
  • Non-weight,
  • Bearing,
  • Crutch
  • All
  • Emergency
Revision Date:
October 05, 2012
Using Crutches PD2723 (Feb 2011), St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton Health Sciences Crutch Use Guide, Middlesex Hospital Alliance (
Reproduction Rights:
Photos © Fraser Health; Line drawings from Using Crutches (Feb 2011), St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton Health Sciences Used with permission (July 2009 by Lindsay Wizowski, Patient Education Specialist)
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