Yes – there are underarm crutches, forearm crutches and gutter crutches.
1. Underarm crutches
Also known as axillary crutches, underarm crutches should sit 2 inches below your armpit. Most popular in the US.
2. Forearm crutches
Also known as elbow crutches, these crutches have a cuff just below the elbow. These are the types of crutches I have always used in clinical practice in the UK.
3. Gutter crutches
Also known as forearm support crutches, these crutches are used for people who cannot weight bear through their wrist or hand, for example due to a wrist fracture. Weight goes through the forearm instead.