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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?

2-point gait


A patient using axillary crutches d/t NWB status will demonstrate what type of -point gait?

3-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


Body weight support above what % of BW is contraindicated, as it interferes with normal stepping in gait?