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Freedom Leg Looks Like A Better Alternative To Crutches

Freedom Leg (Images courtesy Forward Mobility)
By Andrew Liszewski

As if breaking your foot or ankle wasn’t already painful enough, having to hobble around on a pair of crutches for weeks just adds insult to injury, literally. Unless you manage to get your hands on one of these Freedom Legs from Forward Mobility. Made from lightweight composite materials it allows you to walk on your injured leg by off-loading the weight to your thigh. There’s no pressure on your injured foot or ankle like when using crutches, but the Freedom Leg lets you stay mobile without tying up your hands and arms and it keeps the injured leg in use during the recovery period, reducing the atrophe of the leg muscles.

[ Freedom Leg ] VIA [ Medgadget ]








  • jaydavey

    That is a seriously simple but brilliant idea! Well done.

  • mcman

    Makes sense but the strap jigger probably stats slipping after a few days of on and off use.

  • GCPiper

    I just Twittered this specifically to make it easier to find again when I inevitably need one. I cannot really put into words how much I hate crutches.

  • chaosoldier

    Maybe maybe not, it looks a lot like an ankle wrap with the straps and such..

  • Jessicat

    I've only been in crutches once and I can tell you it is a horrible thing to deal with. These sound like they will make the healing process less painful. I like the fact that it isn't huge and this big machine like thing. This would be a great replacement to the outdated crutches.

  • EspritOuvert

    With crutches it is damn near impossible to go on with your life without a sympathetic friend. This is simply genius.

  • robroot

    After suffering from ankle breaks, tendon tears in the knees and several other nasty leg injuries, I have to say that I want on for the the next time I crash the bike and am on crutches!

    It would make things like commuting so much easier!

  • http://www.independenceandmobility.com Mobility Advocate

    This device was designed when Joel's wife Patty had knee surgery. She is pretty active and did not like being slowed down by at all! She asked him to design something so that she could have hands-free mobility and still keep off her knee (per her doctor's orders) so this is what he came up with. He is quite an innovative engineer of mobility equipment. He has designed a wheelchair with patent-pending features and a seated scooter to rival the uncomfortable kneeling scooters. Just a plug – their company Forward Mobility just won Alibaba.com and Inc. Magazine's Newpreneur of the Year contest!

  • lornadee

    Where can you buy Freedom Leg?

  • lornadee

    Where can you buy Freedom Leg?

  • http://twitter.com/jassicarich Jassica Rich

    I just like the style you took with this subject. It isn’t typical that you just discover something so to the point and informative
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