M+D Crutch Instructions For Use | Mobility+Designed

M+D CRUTCH INSTRUCTION GUIDE

Thank you for your purchase of the M+D Crutch™!

 

At Mobility Designed, we believe mobility should be as painless as possible. The M+D Crutch™ was born out of personal inspiration to make life better for someone we love. It is our sincere hope that the M+D Crutch™ will assist you with your mobility in ways that you never thought possible.

 

Please read this booklet in its entirety; this crutch is unlike anything you have used before and we want to make sure you are familiar with all of the features and proper use before using it. If you have any questions about your ability to use this mobility device, please consult your physician.

 

We are excited to have you on this journey with us as we step into the future of mobility!

 

Sincerely, M+D Team

M+D Crutches Models

 

MD10013 M+D Crutch Pair – White

MD10014 M+D Crutch Pair – Black

MD10015 M+D Crutch Left – White

MD10016 M+D Crutch Right – White

MD10017 M+D Crutch Left – Black

MD10018 M+D Crutch Right -Black

MD10008 SKU Package, Replacement Feet

MD10009 SKU Package, Replacement Cradle Pad

Contact info, FAQ, & tutorial videos found at: https://www.mobilitydesigned.com/md-crutch-training

Setup

Height and Weight Range

This device is suitable for users 4 ft 11 inches to 6 ft 8 inches in height (1.5 m to 2.03 m)

Maximum weight: 300 lb 136 kgs

Intended Use

The M+D Crutch™ is to be used as a walking aid for patients who are non-weight bearing on a single lower extremity, or for users who require additional support when walking.

Product Structures and Features

Inserting foot

Depress snap button, insert footstem into leg tube aligning with hole in leg.

 

*Tip- Recommendations from the manufacturer. Caution- User should take particular care to review

 

*Tip: feet are designed for easy removal and are snug to reduce noise. If you find removing foot is tight, push snap button and apply pressure on the top of the foot to hold in place while pulling on leg tube until released.

Inserting Leg/Height Adjustment

2. Height adjustment: Standing upright, elbow should be firmly supported without lifting shoulders

 

*Caution: If snap-button pushes too far inside leg: stop use of crutch, use flat-head screwdriver to pop back out. If unsuccessful call us for support.

Tightening Leg Tension Adjustment Screw

Finger tighten noise reduction screw until finger tight. Snug up with screwdriver or coin to eliminate leg rattle.

Assembling and Adjusting Handle For Arm Length

Attention: When fitting handles for your arm length, note the one with a blue button should be adjusted for your right arm.

 

Insert handle into crutch body: Remove screw at end of handle tube (do not discard screw). Locate hole for handle tube in crutch body (A). Insert handle tube into A.

Finding the right handle length:

 

B) Place arm in cradle and hold handle. Elbow should rest against back of cradle. Be sure you are able to press the button on the handle with your thumb comfortably.

 

C) Hold handle tube in place with opposite hand.

 

D) Open cradle. Look for the hole on the crutch that lines up with the hole at the end of the handle tube. (see page 14 to unlock cradle).

Secure Handle tube to crutch body: After determining appropriate handle length, place screw (previously removed from tube) in corresponding screw hole.

Attention: Hole in handle tube must line up with hole on crutch body. Remember handles angle inward slightly, so tilt the handle until the holes align.

 

Use coin or screwdriver to tighten the screw.

Locking and Unlocking The Cradle

1. Unlocking cradle: push button flush to body.

2. Locking Cradle: push button (with braille dot) flush.

 

Caution: Unlocking cradle allows freedom of motion. Become comfortable using crutch before attempting

 

Tip: To easily feel which side of button is used to lock cradle, note there is a braille dot on only the locking side.

Adjusting Arm Bands

Arm Band Placement options –

*Caution, do not use Hands Free without arm bands. Only use this without armbands if fully comfortable

Step 1. To change the arm band placement remove screw using a screwdriver.

Step 2. Pull up on bottom hard plastic arm band clip to pop off side rail.

To place arm bands back on cradle align top of arm band clip to lip of cradle rail.

Press firmly to hook top tabs to rail.

Ensure top and bottom tabs of arm band clip are on engaged to rail.

Make sure both top and bottom tabs of arm band clip are securely snapped to rail, then vscrew in arm band clip and tighten screw using a screwdriver.

General Use

How To Use The M+D Crutches - ABC’s of M+D

The ABC’s of the M+D Crutch are the key to maintaining good stability.

Make an A-FRAME with your crutches by keeping your ELBOWS IN tight to your sides and placing your crutch feet out to give your A-frame a WIDE BASE

Keeping your elbows tight to your sides move crutch feet forward doing a small BICEP CURL. Keep your elbows in, CORE ENGAGED and back straight.

Using Unlocked Cradle

Using unlocked cradle: allows user to click in and out for freedom of movement without taking crutches off.

 

*Caution: When reaching up, user can become unbalanced if crutch leaves ground. Crutch can move in unexpected ways, take caution, it could inadvertently hit something or trip someone.

Rotating Handle

Rotating Handle: Push button and rotate handle out of the way.

 

Tip: Handles are hand specific and angle inward toward body. Only the right handle button is blue and has a braille dot on the button

Caution When Using Unlocked Cradle

Caution: Using unlocked cradle with hands free could cause user to become unstable.

 

Caution: DO NOT USE hands free when cradle is unlocked.

Help, Contact Info, FAQ

FAQ

1. What do i do if the snap button gets stuck inside leg?

Do not use if stuck inside leg. Use thin flat-head screw driver to pop back out. If unsuccessful, call us for support.

 

2. How long does the foot last before it wears out?

Crutch feet wear differently for each person depending on the amount of use, surfaces used on, etc. The foot should be replaced if the tread pattern is worn smooth. If there is noticeable cracking or damage is visible, or if there is de-laminating from hard plastic foot stem; please call for a replacement and/or warranty if applicable.

 

3. Are there training videos for the M+D Crutch™?

There are training videos available at mobilitydesigned.com to show you the basic techniques for using the M+D Crutch™. Please consult your Physical Therapist or Occupational Therapist for additional tips and training based your specific needs.

 

4. How long will it take me to learn how to use them?

Whenever you are learning to use a new Personal Assistive Device, there is a learning curve. The time varies for each individual based upon your personal experience, physical condition and comfort level. Most users tell us it took them from a few hours to a few days to be comfortable using the M+D Crutch™.

 

5. How do i clean my M+D Crutch™?

Use water and a paper towel or rag for cleaning.

Warranty, Replacement Parts/Maintenance and Cleaning

The M+D Limited Warranty covers your M+D Crutch™ and M+D branded accessories against manufacturing defects for one year from the date you received your product. Our warranty is in addition to rights provided by consumer law.

 

Our warranty doesn’t cover damage caused by accidents or unauthorized modifications. See the warranty for complete details at www.mobilitydesigned.com/warranty

 

Replacement Parts

Replacement feet, armbands, and arm pads can be purchased at: www.mobilitydesigned.com

 

Maintenance and Cleaning

Dust and dirt should be brushed or wiped with a cloth or disposable towel. If the rubber feet have gotten very dirty, they should be removed and washed in soapy water, then dried carefully with a cloth before being replaced on the crutch.

 

It is important to watch for damage to the rubber feet. If the rubber feet have serious splits or damage, they should be replacement.

Contact Info

Mobility Designed Incorporated

1.844.637.STEP (7837)

816.945.STEP (7837)

1427 West 9th ST, SUITE 504

Kansas City, MO. 64101

U.S.A

844.637.7837

mobilitydesigned.com

 

FDA Registration Number: 3012093174

 

Pats: US D799,704 US D804,675 US D804,676

Additional US and foreign patents pending:

www.mobilitydesigned.com/patents

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