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We understand you might be skeptical when we say the iWALK2.0 is the best crutch you’ll ever use, so we’ve provided independent research to back it up!

Patient Preference and Physical Demand for Hands-Free Single Crutch vs. Standard Axillary Crutches in Foot and Ankle Patients

Kevin D. Martin, DO, Alicia M. Unangst, DO, Jeannie Huh, MD and Jamie Chisholm, MBA

“Selecting an appropriate assistive device that safely optimizes mobility and participation in daily activities is important to patient compliance and satisfaction…..Using 44 preoperative orthopedic foot and ankle patients ….The Hands Free Crutch was preferred by 86% of the patients.”

Read More: American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society – Foot and Ankle International

Use of a Hands-Free Crutch in Patients with Musculoskeletal Injuries

Rohit Rambani, Muhammad Saleem Shadid, and Surinder Goyal

International Journal of Rehabilitation Research

“The Hands Free Crutch (HFC) was associated with a better overall musculoskeletal functional assessment score (P<0.05), better coping, a trend towards better lower extremity function,and with performing activities around the house. The HFC was well accepted, safe, and easy to use. A clear trend for better function with the HFC was seen.The average (hospital) stay of the patients using HFC (Hands Free Crutch) was 2.3 days, with a range of 1–5 days. This was much shorter compared with the stay for patients who had similar injuries and had decided not use this crutch: 4–14 days (average, 6.7 days). This difference was statistically significant…

Read More: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research

Evaluation of Crutch Energetics Using Standard and Hands Free Crutches

Amik Nagpurkar and Adam Troelier

Clinical Biomechanics, University of Guelph

“…the (conventional) crutch demonstrated the hightest energy inefficiency…

Read More: Evaluation of crutch energetics

Prospective Clinical Evaluation Comparing Standard Axillary Crutches versus the Hands Free Crutch

A Dalton, D.Maxwell, C.M. Borkhoff, H.J. Kreder
University of Toronto, Sunnybrook & Women’s College Health Sciences Centre

“The HFC (Hands Free Crutch) was associated with a better overall MFA score, better coping, and a trend toward better lower extremity function and activities around the house …”

Read More: Clinical evaluation comparing standard crutches

A Hands-free Approach to Patient Mobility: Presenting the Case for a Hands-free Crutch

D. Parker
Senior Orthopaedic Practitioner at the
Royal Glamorgan Hospital

J. Davis
Patient Perspective

One of the biggest challenges facing patients following an injury to the foot or ankle is keeping the weight off their affected leg while it heals. . . “

Read More: A Hands-free Approach to Patient Mobility

Mobility Device Use in the United States – Functional Limitations of Crutch Users

H. Stephen Kaye, PhD., Taewoon Kang, Ph.D., Mitchel P. LaPlante, Ph.D.

“Respondents to the NHIS-D asked about difficulty they might have in eight areas of mobility-related function…As one might expect, the vast majority (81% of crutch users) experience mobility related functional limitation….

Read More: Mobility Device Use in United States

Comparison of Subjective and Physical Function Outcomes Using Axillary Crutches and a “Hands-Free Crutch,” in Comparison to No Crutch, for Mobility

Lim, G.A.; MacLeaod, T.D.
California State University, Sacramento Department of Physical Therapy

“Functional outcomes were better using the HFC (Hands Free Crutch) in comparison to the more standard AC (Axillary Crutches) while performing clinical outcome measures of activity…. The majority of subjects preferred the HFC while performing the SCT (Stair Climbing-Test) and 6MWT (6-minute-walk-test).”….

Read More: Comparison of Subjective and Physical Function