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1

What side of the body is a cane held on?

On the good side

2

Where is the weight bearing line of a functional grip cane

Over the shaft of the cane

3

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

4

Advantage of forearm crutch over axillary crutch

Forearm crutch allows freedom of hands for more activities

5

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

6

What kind of crutch do you prescribe for someone who cannot bear weight through wrist or hand?

Platform crutches

7

What is a an advantage of a SBQC over the WBQC

SBQC will fit on stairs, WBQC does not

8

Main disadvantage of walkers

Can't go up and down stairs with it.
Also difficult to maneuver through doorways or bathrooms.

9

Most commonly used type of cane

C handle cane

10

Which crutch requires more strength - axillary or forearm crutches?

Forearm crutches

11

Where is the weight bearing line of a C handle cane

Behind the shaft of the cane

12

Which cane conforms to the natural angle of the hand to form a comfortable grip

Functional grip cane