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need someone to design something to help me not put pressure on my broken ankle so i dont need to use crutches? Answered

i broke my ankle and had surgery and have to use crutches which isnt that easy. i need something i can use to be a complete alternative to crutches or to make them a hell of a lot easier.

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legomaster2000
legomaster2000

9 years ago

Simple. Make a pressure absorber.

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pellepeloton
pellepeloton

9 years ago

4-wheel kick scooter with a leg rest. You would have your foot bent back so your sore ankle would be supported. http://www.slida.orconhosting.net.nz/pics/gallery1_06.jpg Just imagine a support on the left leg of this lady and right leg would do the kicking. The leg support need to be padded and formed u-shaped channel to keep the leg in place and stop the knee getting bruised.

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d2j5
d2j5

10 years ago

if your crutches are hard to use you might have been given the wrong size. this happened to me when i fractured my ankle and the crutches were way too big. also if there too big  they can cause nerve damage so it might be a good idea to try setting them to different sizes if there adjustable. or just use a computer chair and a stick lol.

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yerjoking
yerjoking

10 years ago

Why can't you get used to crutches? My friend needed them, and couldn't use them. I showed him how to use them, they're really easy to learn to use.

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

11 years ago

I imagine you could make stilts, but instead of the weight coming onto your feet and ankle, make it come from the knee or something. Imagine stilts that join to the knee, bent or straight, bent would be easier, and walk with that. It would look kinda funny but I think it might work. The image uploader is not currently working on this computer, so I'll post a picture of what I'm thinking of some time later, hopefully soon :D

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orksecurity
orksecurity

11 years ago

Depending on the injury, the cast, and a whole bunch of other things, you might be able to get by with a cane rather than a cast. Harder to learn to use well, but potentially more stylish. But this may put stresses on the fracture that it isn't yet ready for; I'd suggest asking your doctor. But learning to use crutches generally only takes a week or so, if they've been properly adjusted. (Having them the wrong length, or having the hand grip in the wrong place, does make them harder to use.) Backpacks, of course, are a Good Thing so your hands only need to deal with the crutches. Actually, having a cane be the right length is also important. You could always give up and get or construct a wheelchair... but handling those well also takes significant amounts of practice. (A friend of mine could just about go up and down stairs with his, but he'd spent half his life in it and had competed in wheelchair track-and-field events.) My best guess is that by the time you find a good alternative you're already have gotten used to the crutches or gotten past the point where you need them, so the question will be moot.

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Zengineer1618
Zengineer1618

11 years ago

Maybe some kind of 4-legged walker like old folks use?

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jtobako
jtobako

11 years ago

Go with the 'make them a hell of a lot easier' and think 'cane' or the crutches with the arm-band.