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Definition : Assistive devices consisting of a shaft that bifurcates at some point from the distal tip. They are designed to provide additional support to the user while walking. These devices usually consist of a shaft that bifurcates partway up from the distal tip (i.e., base); a handle at the proximal end finished in a soft pad; and a rubber tip at the distal end(s). Some crutches have several (e.g., three to four) distal tips to improve floor contact. Crutches are typically made of sturdy materials such as wood (e.g., walnut), light metals (e.g., aluminum, titanium), fiberglass, or a combination of these. Most common types of crutches include axillary (i.e., underarm) and forearm designs. Other dedicated (e.g.; platform and tripod) crutches are also available. Crutches are adjustable for the user's height and arm length and are commonly used in pairs.

Entry Terms : "Assistive Devices"

UMDC code : 11063

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Alex Orthopedic Inc

Company Type: Parent

Alex Orthopedic, Inc. began in 1986 selling orthopedic products primarily into the Texas DME market. Since then, pillow products, DME products, diagnostic products, and hosiery products have been added. The acquisition of Mountain Properties in late 2005 added an entire line of canes and walking sticks.

AOSS Medical Supply

Company Type: Parent

Briggs Healthcare

Company Type: Parent

Briggs Healthcare has grown to be one of the largest privately held manufacturers and distributors of medical documentation, charting systems and healthcare products

Carex Health Brands

Company Type: Parent

Thank you for your interest in Carex Health Brands. We invite you to learn more about our company, product lines and services. Carex Health Brands has been the branded leader in in-home self-care medical products for over 20 years. Our goal is to provide innovative products that bring dignity and ease of use to all consumers. With our six nationally distributed brands, Carex Health Brands serves national, regional and independent food, drug and mass retailers along with wholesalers, distributors and medical dealers.

Drive Medical Design and Mfg

Company Type: Parent

Drive Medical Design and Manufacturing is one of the fastest growing global manufacturers and distributors of durable medical equipment. The Company markets and distributes its products to customers located throughout North America, Europe, Central America, South America, the Middle East and Asia

Duracell

Company Type: Parent

Essential Medical Supply Inc

Company Type: Parent

Essential Medical is a family owned & operated business that was started in 1985. We are a broad based supplier of home medical and health related products designed with the needs of the user in mind. Within this online website you will find many different product options to meet a variety of life styles and physical conditions.

Hammer Medical Supply

Company Type: Parent

Invacare Corp

Company Type: Parent

Invacare Corporation (NYSE: IVC), headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, is the global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative home and long-term care medical products that promote recovery and active lifestyles. Invacare employs approximately 6,000 associates and markets its products in 80 countries around the world. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IVC.

Isokinetics Inc

Company Type: Parent

JAC Healthcare Products

Company Type: Parent

We at Alex medical Products strive to provide our customers with the highest quality of products combined with a knowledgeable customer service staff. Our goal is to utilize all our resources in an effort to better serve our customer base.

Masune First Aid & Safety

Company Type: Parent

Medline Industries Inc

Company Type: Parent

Medline Industries, Inc., the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical and surgical supplies, announced today that it has appointed Karen Garoukian Ferraro as senior vice president, global human resources.

Nova Ortho-Med Inc

Company Type: Parent

NOVA is a leading innovator and manufacturer of Mobility, Bathroom Safety, and Independent Living products such as designer canes, rolling walkers, transport chairs, wheelchairs, bath safety, cushions, and mobility accessories.

TFI Healthcare

Company Type: Parent

TFI continues to expand its wide variety of patient aids. Along with providing patients with products that best fit their physical needs, we have added a variety of Tuff Coat colors to enhance the appearance of our quality products. TFI Healthcare manufactures a full line of walkers, canes, walking sticks, bed rails, bathroom safety items, commodes, trapeze bars, foot stools, oxygen carts and much more.

Walk Easy Inc

Company Type: Parent

Founded by a husband and wife team, Walk Easy was predicated on improving existing walking aids, with a focus on the forearm crutch. After all, this ambulatory aid clearly dominated most parts of the Western World. Bringing a new product to market was difficult enough; altering people's perceptions proved immensely more challenging. The underarm (or axillary) crutch had rooted itself deeply into people's minds as the aid of choice for the short-term patient.

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