After surgery or injury you will need to learn how to use crutches to walk and use the stairs.
The most important thing that you need to find out from your health care provider is how much weight you are allowed to put on your surgical or injured leg. This is often called your "weight bearing status."
This will either be:
- Non-weight bearing 2 crutches
- Toe touch weight bearing 2 crutches
- Partial weight bearing 2 crutches
- Full weight bearing 1 crutch
- Full weight bearing no crutches
If you do not know your weight bearing status contact your health care provider immediately. Follow the links above to see videos of how to walk and use the stairs based on your weight bearing status. There are many more helpful videos in our app for ACL injury or surgery, total knee replacement and total hip replacement.