Flashcards in Ambulatory Aids Deck (11):
What degree of elbow flexion should be seen when using a cane or crutch?
Can you use a small based quad cane on stairs?
yes, can't use wide based quad cane
Where should the cuff be placed for forearm crutches?
1-1.5in below elbow; should cover proximal third of forearm
How many inches between the axilla and the crutch pad should there be for axillary crutches?
about 2 finger widths (2in)
What are the negative factors for prescribing a patient a walker?
increased flexor posture, no reciprocal arm swing
What does a rollator provide that a standard walker doesn't for gait?
increased speed, step-through pattern
What are typical gait deviations seen in an obese patients?
decreased knee flexion, greater hip abduction and hip rotation, difficulty rotating from side to side
A patient using loftstrand crutches with a reciprocal pattern, so that the lower limb and crutch hit the ground at the same time is demonstrating what -point of gait?
A patient using axillary crutches d/t NWB status will demonstrate what type of -point gait?
- crutch and crutch, then uninvolved swings through or to (3 points of contact)
What point-gait system provides the most stability (but is also the slowest)?
4 point gait