Sue Larson an active 16 year old presented to the office with an ankle fracture. The provider has ordered you to help fit her for crutches. she states she has never had an injury like this before and that she doesn’t think she needs assistance- it will be fun and easy to use the crutches.
what can you do to ensure patient compliance?
what do you need to tell the patient about why you need to help with the crutch fitting?
what does the patient need to know about walking with the crutches?