A 52-year-old, trans-femoral amputee with haemophilia was hospitalized beca
use of ambulatory problems arising from the osteo-arthropathic involvement
of other major articulations. Reduced function in the upper limbs, caused b
y the effects of recurrent haemarthroses, resulted in additional problems c
oncerning the usage of auxiliary ambulatory aids. The advantages and disadv
antages of traditional and experimental crutches highlight the functional p
roblems of ambulation in persons with concomitant upper limb pathologies.