Elbow, Lofstrand, Gutter, or forearm crutches are crutches with a cuff around the forearm. They have been almost exclusively used by people with permanent or lifelong disabilities. However, American orthopedic surgeons are now beginning to prescribe them for patients with shorter-term needs.
|Purpose||Patients||Patients with evaluations||Perceived Effectiveness|
|Weakness in legs||12||0||
|Imbalance when walking||6||1|
- Can't tell
Side effects as an overall problem
|6 months-1 year||0|
|2 years or more||13|