A crutch is a mobility aid that transfers weight from the legs to the upper body. It is often used by people who cannot use their legs to support their weight, for reasons ranging from short-term injuries to lifelong disabilities.
There are three types of crutches; Axilla crutches, Elbow crutches and Gutter crutches.
Axilla or underarm crutches They should actually be positioned about 5 cm below the axilla with elbow flexed 15 degree approximately. The design includes an axilla bar, a handpiece and double uprights joined distally by a single leg. They are adjustable in height, both the overall height and handgrip height can be adjusted (adjustable approximately 48 to 60 inches (12 to 153 cm))
Forearm crutches (or lofstrand, elbow or canadian crutches). Thier design includes a single upright, a forearm cuff and a hand grip. The height of the forearm crutches are indicated from handgrip to the floor (adjustable from 29 to 35 inches or 74 to 89 cm).
Gutter Crutches (or adjustable arthritic cruches, forearm support crutches) These are additional type of crutches, which is composed of padded forearm support made up of metal, an strap and adjustable hand piece with rubber ferrule. These crutches are used for patients who are on partial weight bearing like Rheumatoid disease.
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Commodes are chairs that have a hollow centered seat to offer a quick-access toileting solution. Mobile commodes can be used over the toilet, or with an attachable pan, like our static commodes. Our Commode are ideal for mobile use and easy to pack in vehicles. Made out of durable, lightweight aluminium the commode is portable as well as convenient and safe for use by anyone requiring a little more support whilst toileting.
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A Urine bag can either be a leg bag, and is a device used to collect and hold urine. It is worn on the leg and it can be worn above or below the knee. Leg bags can be attached directly to a Foley catheter or an external condom catheter
Urine drainage bags collect urine. Your bag will attach to a catheter (tube) that is inside your bladder. You may have a catheter and urine drainage bag because you have urinary incontinence (leakage), urinary retention (not being able to urinate), surgery that made a catheter necessary, or another health problem.
Empty your leg bag at regular intervals to avoid it becoming too full and heavy, which may pull on your catheter. This should occur every 2 to 3 hours or when the bag is about half to three-quarters full.
It’s possible to live a relatively normal life with a long-term urinary catheter, although it may take some getting used to at first.