Injuries from crutches, canes and walkers in the U.S in 2010, by diagnosis

This statistic presents the leading diagnoses of injuries from crutches, canes and walkers in the U.S. in 2010. In 2010, some 31 percent of injuries from crutches, canes and walkers resulted in fractures.

Leading diagnoses of injuries from crutches, canes and walkers in the U.S. in 2010*

Share of injuries
Fracture31%
Contusion or abrasion26%
Strain or sprain11%
Laceration11%
Other diagnosis10%
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Sources

Release date

October 2015

Region

United States

Survey time period

2010

Supplementary notes

* The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) stopped reporting figures on injuries specifiaclly from crutches, canes and walkers in 2011.

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