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Superlite Adjustable Economy Forearm Crutches are for long and short term crutch users who desire quality in a budget conscious package. They are an affordable and reliable option for growing crutch users, sports clinics, athletes, orthopedic practices and more.
They include side opening cuffs made from Super Tough™ molded plastic and durable leather cuff inserts. Crutches come with Endurance Grips and Preco Tips. You have your choice of color and tube style.
Superlite Crutches come with choices because we feel it is important to accommodate a wide range of unique customer needs. Below we provide some insight and general recommendations to help you with these choices.
- Anodized Black is our most popular color for a sleek look that goes with everything.
- Anodized Silver is also available. It will show less scratches.
- Standard Bend occurs above the handle. The majority of our customers choose this style.
- Low Bend occurs below the handle. This brings the tips closer to the crutch user and increases stability. Low Bend can be advantageous for individuals with less mobility.
Crutch size tends to correlate with a user's height. Wing span and disability will affect length preferences, but these are our recommendations.
X and Y are two measurements we use for forearm crutch sizing. X is the distance between the top of the cuff and the top of the grip. Y is the distance between the top of the grip and the bottom of the crutch tube or tip.
||Recommended User Height
||9" - 10.25"
||37" - 43"
||6' - 6'6"
||9" - 10.25"
||34" - 40"
||5'9" - 6'3"
|9" - 10.25"
||31" - 37"
||5'3" - 6'
||9" - 10.25"
||25.25" - 31.25"
||4'8" - 5'3"
||19.5" - 25.5"
||4'8" and below. Has a cut down and shorter cuff for smaller users.
Below shows how we measure X and Y. If you have a pair of crutches you are currently using, you can measure them and compare with the chart above!
Using a tape measure, measure from the top back surface of the hand grip to the top of the arm cuff. Measure along the bend of the crutch.
The higher up on the forearm your cuff is, the greater the mechanical advantage for you. However if it is too high up, the cuff will bite into your upper arm when you lean over. While we only need to know the distance from the hand grip, one method for determining where the cuff should be is to measure the distance from your elbow. The distance from your elbow to the top of the cuff should roughly be:
- 2" for 5'0" tall
- 3" for 5'8" tall
- 4" for 6'0" tall
This is only a guideline and your own comfort and usability will be the real final deciding factor. If your current outriggers are adjustable, try them at different heights.
Using a tape measure, hook the end to the bottom of the crutch tip or tube and measure to the top surface of the hand grip.
Do you often stub your crutch tips on the ground? It may mean your crutches are too long. Do you feel stoop shouldered? They may be too short. Try this test: Standing tall with your crutches at you side, allow your hand to drape over the grip. The deep crease between the palm of your hand and your wrist should line up with the top surface of your grip. If that crease falls above the top of the grip, there is a good chance your crutches are too short. If the crease is below the top of the grip, your crutches are probably too long.
Z is the circumference of your forearm. It is used to provide the correct cuff size. Using a tape measure or string, measure your forearm at it's widest point.