Flashcards in Canes, Crutches, Walkers Deck (12)
What side of the body is a cane held on?
On the good side
Where is the weight bearing line of a functional grip cane
Over the shaft of the cane
How do you measure proper length of a cane
Cane should reach up to the greater trochanter and elbow should be flexed 20-30 degrees
Advantage of forearm crutch over axillary crutch
Forearm crutch allows freedom of hands for more activities
How do you measure crutch length?
Crutch length = Anterior axillary fold to point 6 inches lateral to foot.
Handpiece length = distance from hand with elbow flexed at 30 degrees to a point 3 inches lateral to foot
What kind of crutch do you prescribe for someone who cannot bear weight through wrist or hand?
What is a an advantage of a SBQC over the WBQC
SBQC will fit on stairs, WBQC does not
Main disadvantage of walkers
Can't go up and down stairs with it.
Also difficult to maneuver through doorways or bathrooms.
Most commonly used type of cane
C handle cane
Which crutch requires more strength - axillary or forearm crutches?
Where is the weight bearing line of a C handle cane
Behind the shaft of the cane