“Crutch Hand” as a condition should have its own place in the medical dictionary. The term ‘iatrogenic’ refers to a ‘physician produced’ disease or condition and would include hospital acquired infections such as MRSA, or the side effects of drugs. However, surely one of the biggest examples of an iatrogenic condition is Crutch Hand?
It really is quite astonishing that the standard crutch still just does not seem to be compatible with the standard hand. After only a few hours of trying to get about with a pair of crutches, most people’s hands are sore and can then become blistered and bleed with a great deal of pain. It is therefore good to read how a patient, engineer Chris Slack not only devised a solution to the problem of crutch hand, but then developed the idea to make a really very simple adaptation readily available to anyone else suffering unnecessarily. Read relieving painful crutch hands.
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