Crutches Topic Guide
Crutches: Since antiquity humans have fashioned support devices to hold themselves up when they became sick or injured. Evidence of such devices dates to 2830 B.C. A crutch must do two things: reduce weight load on one of your legs and broaden your support base to improve your balance and stability.
Knee Dislocation A knee dislocation occurs when the bones that form your knee are out of place. Symptoms and signs include severe pain and swelling. Treatment usually involves relocation, immobilization, and possible reconstruction surgery.
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