A Leg Up for Crutch Design

Other medical aids have evolved rapidly over the past century, but crutches still hobble along, awkward as ever. It's time for new ideas

Crutches have been around since the Pharaohs ruled Egypt some 5,000 years ago. You might think that 50 centuries would have given the medical device adequate time to evolve. After all, we aren't building pyramids the same way anymore.

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