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Old 04-28-2016, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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and it's about time. These look so much more comfortable than armpit crutches.

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Old 04-28-2016, 12:22 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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That looks a lot better than traditional crutches.

When I broke my leg, I couldn't manage crutches. I wasn't able to put any weight on the broken leg at all. The hospital gave me a walker and that worked but I really strained my shoulders and wrists using it, so I ended up with a wheelchair. I think that made my recovery more difficult.
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Old 04-28-2016, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I just came out of a big heavy CROW boot after 11 months and the walker made some mobility possible but I think this kind of crutch would have made it easier to navigate more social events like restaurants, concerts, etc.
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Old 04-28-2016, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I just came out of a big heavy CROW boot after 11 months and the walker made some mobility possible but I think this kind of crutch would have made it easier to navigate more social events like restaurants, concerts, etc.
Wow, that's tough, kudzu. I hope things have been getting better with all that.

I have seen lots of people in the regular non weight bearing boots using those knee scooters, but last week at the airport, I saw a guy in a boot with his knee at an angle (like the scooter), but a cushioned peg attached to his knee that came down onto the ground to function for weight bearing. It was essentially a peg leg. I guess they're are not uncommon, but I had not seen it before.
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