Crutch Walking

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Abstract:

This eight-page illustrated handout educates people about how to walk with crutches. It contains brief descriptions and six accompanying illustrations demonstrating the use of crutches, and provides a list of recommendations for how to use crutches safely. The document includes check boxes where a healthcare provider can indicate specific orders for what to do with the injured leg. It discusses the safe use of crutches to stand up, sit down, walk, ascend and descend stairs, and get into and out of a car.

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Health Information Translations
Medical Review:
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
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A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Crutches, Leg, Walking
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
1/1/2010
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