Crutch design for a high-level amputee.


Journal Article

A case is reported of a high-level left-leg amputee, aged 61 years, the amputation being performed 33 years ago. No satisfactory artificial limb has been available and severe hip and foot problems have resulted, through continued use of unsatisfactory crutch design. From the study of gait films, an excessive lateral movement at the pelvis was clear. An analysis of lateral stability showed that the crutch support on the ground needed to be shifted medially by about 5 cm. The patient's condition is greatly improved with the new crutch design.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Killen, GC; Marr, SJ; Sherwood, A

Published Date

  • November 13, 1976

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 20

Start / End Page

  • 756 - 758

PubMed ID

  • 1004332

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1004332

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0025-729X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Australia