These crutches transfer the body weight through the foream and down to the floor. It is essentially a cane with a handle along its length, rather than at the top as is seen with a traditional walking stick. It may have a forearm cuff at the top which provides greater support. Elbow crutches are suited for a person who needs slightly greater support than a walking cane. It is able to transfer up to 50% of the body weight down to the floor, which is lightweight yet strong and durable. However, Elbow crutches require the user to have good upper body strength and stability. There are several other types of elbow crutches each designed for specific needs. This includes the wooden forearm crutch, platform forearm orthosis and triceps weakness orthosis
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