Dating on forearm crutches


21-Mar-2019 03:39

The handle may be angled inward toward the center line of the body so that the user's forearm is pronated about five degrees, with weight distributed along the ulnar edge of the forearm adjacent to the elbow joint, and the ulnar border of the hand (fifth metacarpal) is also pronated about five degrees as the fingers engage the support arm handle. 1, there is shown a crutch or walking aid of the present invention and referred to by the general reference numeral 10.

The handle may also have a downward angle (in the direction of motion) to create an ulnar deviation of about fifteen degrees beginning at the wrist joint as the hand engages the handle.a forearm support comprising a handle and a forearm cuff, said forearm cuff includes a cradle, the handle and forearm cuff being linearly disposed about a longitudinal axis and being inclined relative to the vertical elongate support by an angle of between about 25 and 89 degrees; the vertical elongate support being secured to the forearm support at a point intermediate to said handle and posterior to a substantial portion of said cradle; and whereinthe vertical elongate support comprises an upper shaft in contact with the forearm support, a lower shaft for contacting the walking surface, and an intermediate shaft, intermediate to and in contact with the upper and lower shafts and in telescoping contact with at least one of the upper and lower shafts whereby the vertical support is adjustable in length.a forearm support comprising a handle and a forearm cuff, the handle being tilted downward by an angle of between about 0-40 degrees, and further being inclined inwardly toward the user by an angle of between about 0-20 degrees, the handle and forearm cuff being linearly adjustable with respect to each other about a longitudinal axis thereof, the forearm cuff including a forearm cradle, substantially congruent with an ulnar surface of a forearm, and a restraining means for securing said forearm therein;an angular support means to adjustably secure said upper end of the vertical elongate shaft to the forearm support assembly whereby said forearm support assembly can be adjusted about a range of about 25 to 89 degrees relative to the vertical support the vertical elongate support being attached to the forearm support at a point intermediate to said handle and posterior to a substantial portion of said cradle;an intermediate shaft, in mechanical communication with an intermediate to the upper and lower shafts, and in telescoping contact with at least one of the upper and lower shafts whereby the vertical support is adjustable in length.a linearly disposed handle and forearm cuff, the handle being tilted downward by an angle of between about 0-40 degrees, and further being inclined inwardly toward the user by an angle of between about 0-20 degrees, the handle and forearm cuff being linearly adjustable with respect to each other about a longitudinal axis thereof, the forearm cuff including a forearm cradle, substantially congruent to an ulnar surface of a forearm, and a restraining means for securing said forearm therein;the vertical elongate support including an upper shaft in contact with the forearm support, a lower shaft for contacting a walking surface, and an intermediate shaft, intermediate to and in contact with the upper and lower shafts and in telescoping contact with at least one of the upper and lower shafts whereby the vertical support is adjustable in length, the vertical support further including a compressible shock absorbing means;an angular support means to adjustably secure said upper end of the vertical elongate shaft to the forearm support assembly about a point intermediate to the handle and the forearm support, whereby said arm support assembly can be adjusted about a range of about 25 to 89 degrees relative to the vertical support; and wherein 1. The walking aid 10 comprises a generally vertically-disposed vertical elongate shaft 12 and a generally angularly disposed forearm support 14.

I even looked around for the clip, then started an email to Drive Medical, to request customer service to get the missing clips.

Then I thought to get the clips from my old crutches and just make due until I heard from Drive. When I went to put the clips from my old crutches into my new ones, in the process of trying to find the right hole to adjust for my height, I heard a *click* then I looked and realized the clips are spring-type clicks, inside the crutch.

Good product for those are a bit tired of traditional crutches/more advanced patients.

A walking aid or crutch which comprises a vertical support member which preferrably incorporates a shock-absorbing means therein, and a forearm support, angularly mounted on the vertical support member over an angular range of about 25 to 89 degrees from the vertical to optimize weight distribution and... These and other objects and advantages of the present invention will no doubt become obvious to those of ordinry skill in the art after having read the following detailed description of the preferred embodiment as llustrated by the various drawing figures. 1 is a perspective view of the crutch of the present invention; FIG.

With the shoulders rolled forward in the protracted position, other physiological problems of the neck, back and spine may develop, further compromising the individual's physical health.

I'm 5'9" and they're adjusted to the second to last hole on the bottom. Different types of locking mechanisms to control crutch length, for example Ferry, U. It is another advantage of the present invention that the user's shoulders are urged back, thereby resulting in a proper spinal curvature for walking. It is accordingly an advantage of the walking aid of the present invention that the weight of the body borne by the hands is substantially reduced.To adjust the crutch, you have to push in both sides, twist, pull, and twist again.

If you've got bad hands, good luck.somebody had said here before this is good for heights up to 5-10".

The forearm support comprises a forearm cuff and a hand grip, linearly adjustable relative to each other to further optimize weight distribution and user comfort.



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