How to Use Crutches
How to use crutches
Whether you have had an injury, surgery, or your healthcare provider has written orders for you to use crutches. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland has created this video as a guideline for safe crutch use. The proper use of crutches seems fairly simple, but if used poorly they can lead to issues such as a new injury or worsening of your current condition. Please feel free to watch all or parts of the video over again until you feel comfortable safely using your crutches.
En Español: Guía para pacientes sobre el uso de muletas
El hospital UCSF Benioff Children's ha preparado este video como una guía para ayudarte a usar tus muletas. Es importante saber cómo usar las muletas ya que te va a ayudar a proteger tu lesión mientras sana. El uso inadecuado de las muletas puede empeorar tu lesión o causarte una nueva lesión. Favor de hablar con tu proveedor de salud médica si tienes preguntas acerca de este video
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your child's doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your child's provider.
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