Crutches Redesigned for the 21st Century

Crutches have long been a cumbersome device that designers haven’t thought twice about — until now. As you can see in this video from max, crutches have finally been given a much-needed makeover.

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Instead of supporting the body under the armpits and using the wrists to bear down on the crutches, which many users found uncomfortable, the M&D crutches better distribute body weight by using adjustable sleeves that let the forearms do the work.

The structured cuff keeps the elbow supported, which allows the user to let go of the crutches and use their hands without dropping them. These new crutches seem to be a fantastic piece of engineering that will help many patients in the future.

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