McKesson Underarm Crutch
Non-skid, jumbo-size vinyl contoured tips provide excellent traction
Comfortable, durable underarm pad and hand grip
Packaged: 1 Pair Per Box, 8 Pairs Per Case
McKesson Underarm Crutch w Eurostyle Clip, Tall Adult, 1 Pair
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UNDERARM CRUTCHES / ARMPIT CRUTCHES
Axillary crutches, or underarm crutches, as they’re also called, are the perfect choice if you have a leg injury or are suffering from limited mobility, but are able to use upper body strength to support yourself when walking. Underarm crutches are extremely durable and are a common method of helping to heal after injury or surgery. At AvaCare Medical, we carry some of the best underarm crutches, from top manufacturers including Drive Medical, Carex, Cardinal Health, and more!
What Are Axillary Crutches?
Axillary crutches are more popular than other types of crutches, since they are used primarily by patients with short term injuries or by users who can still function with weight bearing on one leg. Other users prefer armpit crutches simply because of the numerous benefits that they provide (even if they have limited or non-weight bearing ability in both legs). And then there are those with long-term injuries or conditions who may end up using forearm crutches instead, or using them in combination with axillary crutches.
Axillary crutches are used to provide mobility and stability for users who need to practice limited or non-weight bearing support while walking. Under arm crutches are commonly used by hospitals and medical facilities as well due to user familiarity, ease of use, and versatility. It’s important to know also that many medical facilities provide use of bariatric crutches during short term stays if a user doesn’t need a wheelchair.
Underarm Crutches: The Many Benefits
While some people associate discomfort with crutches that have axillary support, there are many benefits that some people realize. There are many uses of axillary crutches that aren’t available in other types of crutches or walking aids, and therefore, a physician may recommend axillary crutches for use at first – even in the event that someone may need a long-term solution in the future. Some of the benefits that underarm crutches provide are:
Recovery of Injured Legs
Many people who suffer from a broken leg can reduce recovery times by using axillary crutches. Many times, users who suffer from a single leg injury need to keep weight bearing to a minimum on their injured leg, and axillary crutches allow them to do that. This can improve patient recovery and even reduce injury recovery times when crutches are used properly.
Better Core Support
If you’re thinking of getting forearm crutches instead of underarm crutches, be aware that lofstrand crutches don’t provide the same core and torso support that armpit crutches can allow. Therefore, if stability is a primary concern, one may want to learn how to use axillary crutches to ensure their safety and stability at all times. Compared to forearm crutches, when a user masters standard crutches, they can provide up to 80% core weight transferral compared to their body weight. Learn more