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Can We Please Kill Off Crutches?

Posted on by Thomas Fetterman

This Outside Magazine Podcast examines the limits of crutches with a guest appearance by me, Tom Fetterman (starting at 19:30).

Almost everyone who’s used underarm crutches agrees: they are terribly designed. They’re hard on your wrists, they cause falls, they cause nerve damage. This is why almost every country in the world has abandoned them—except the U.S., where if you go to the hospital with a leg injury, you’re most likely going to leave with adjustable aluminum crutches.