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How to Walk Safely with Crutches


Updated January 30, 2005

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Three-Point Crutch Gait

Inability to bear weight on one leg. (fractures, pain, amputations)

Pattern Sequence:
First move both crutches and the weaker lower limb forward. Then bear all your weight down through the cruthes, and move the stronger or unaffected lower limb forward. Repeat.

Eliminates all weight bearing on the affected leg.

Good balance is required.

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