II. Indication

  1. Gait disturbance

III. Available Ambulatory Devices

IV. Preparation: Ambulatory Device selection in elderly

  1. Patient needs 2 hands to use Ambulatory Device
    1. Patient needs weight bearing assistance
      1. Occasional use: Offset Cane
      2. Frequent use: Quad Cane
      3. Continuous use: Hemi-Walker
    2. Patient needs device only for balance
      1. Standard Cane
  2. Patient needs only 1 hand to use Ambulatory Device
    1. Patient needs weight bearing assistance
      1. Occasional use: Forearm Crutches
      2. Frequent or continuous use
        1. Front-Wheeled Walker
        2. Standard Walker
    2. Patient needs device only for balance
      1. Four-Wheeled Walker

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