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Methods for Measuring the Proper Length of Crutches for a Patient

Purpose:

To estimate the length of crutches required by a patient using the methods recommended by Bauer et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

disability and performance

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Description:

Bauer et al compared several methods for measuring the proper length of crutches for a patient. These methods can be used while the person is reclining or seated. The authors are from McDonald and other Army Hospitals in the United States.

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