SmartCRUTCH offers you Comfort, Mobility and Durability that conventional forearm crutches can not.
For more than 80 years the conventional underarm (axillary) crutch has been the standard issued walking device for temporary disabilities or injuries in the United States.
Not much has changed since their inception apart from replacing wood construction to lighter weight aluminum in the early 1960’s.
They have certainly served a purpose but their primitive design continues to cause irritation and severe injury to nerves, tendons and soft tissue found in the axilla (armpit).
Also, direct load on the hands and wrists can cause additional joint and nerve damage along with blistering or callusing of the palms.
Forearm crutches by design do have some advantages over underarm crutches. They eliminate injury to tendons, soft tissue and nerves found underarm.
However, by design they places a direct pressure load on the hands and wrists. This in turn can cause damage to palms, joints, nerves and tendons with limited use.
Forearm crutches are commonly used throughout Europe for both short term and long term use. In the United States and Canada they are mostly used by individuals with long term disabilities.
The smartCRUTCH® design incorporates all of the benefits of a forearm style while minimizing or eliminating the compressive forces on the hands and wrists.
It does this by allowing the user to adjust the angle of the forearm platform to reduce or increase the amount of weight load to the hands and wrists.
Transferring this load to the forearm can reduce or potentially eliminate injuries commonly found with the use of standard underarm or forearm crutches as stated above.
smartCRUTCH® also helps maintain proper posture, relieve stress and minimize fatigue setting you up for a safe and speedy recovery.
Conventional Axillary Crutches.
Pressure on axilla (armpit)
Nerve Impingement or Damage.
Pain & inflammation.
Damage to joints.
Pressure on palms of hands
Excessive pressure causing blistering/callusing.
Requires the ability to grip
Shock transmitted through the body with every step
No effective suspension mechanism to minimize the effect of jolts.
smartCRUTCH Modular Design.
Allows even weight distribution for maximum comfort
Maximizes comfort through even distribution on hands, wrists and forearms.
Spreads load over larger surface area minimizing pressure.
Fully adjustable to meet personal comfort and mobility requirements.
Ergonomically design grips
Enhances comfort and maximizes load displacement.
Grips are offset 7° to ensure stability and comfort.