Forearm crutch - Definition

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A forearm crutch is used alone or in pairs to facilitate standing or walking in cases of immobilization of a lower limb. The use of crutches avoids stressing the weakened limb, promotes healing, and reduces pain. They are used more often than axillary crutches which are placed under the armpits, as they are less traumatic and more comfortable. The pressure point is at the level of the forearm.