There are several different types of crutches (including elbow crutches and gutter crutches) but by far the most common is the Axillary crutch. The Axillary crutch is used following acute, short-term injuries and comes in both aluminium and wooden varieties that are adjustable in height and have a movable handgrip. Correct fit adjustments:To set the … Continue reading How to use crutches.
One misnomer I used to hear all the time whilst working in the Emergency Department is the statement: "It's not broken....the doctor told me it was just a fracture." This misperception that a fracture is something other (and less serious) than a broken bone seems to be a not un-common perception in the general community. … Continue reading It’s not broken, it’s just fractured.