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Crutches, Forearm Platform

Definition : Crutches supported by forearm platforms that are designed to provide additional support to users with gripping limitations. These crutches usually consist of a shaft that bifurcates partway up from the distal tip and a platform for transmission of the load to the shoulder girdle. They also include padded troughs upon which the forearms rest; vertical handgrips to hold on to; straps to be applied around the forearm to keep it in place; and a rubber tip(s) at the distal end that meets the floor. They are typically made of sturdy materials such as light metals (e.g., aluminum, titanium), plastic (e.g., rubber), or a combination of these. Platform forearm crutches are intended to be used by individuals with gripping limitations or problems bearing weight in the hand, wrist, or forearm thus providing a larger area of contact and more stability than the standard forearm crutch.

Entry Terms : "Forearm Platform Crutches"

UMDC code : 32024

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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

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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.

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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