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Dr. House’s Cane – Off on the Wrong Foot

Posted By allyson on December 30th, 2009

Dr. House with his cane

What's wrong with this picture of Dr. House?

I always cringe when I watch “House”.   Every episode shows him using the wrong hand carrying his cane.

It is a biomechanical rule to ALWAYS use the contralateral or opposite hand to carry the cane from the leg that is compromised.   Dr. House injured his right leg and uses his right hand to hold his cane. There is a mathematical equation to back up this theory!

With all the medical advisors on the show, no one has picked up this gigantic orthopedic error. YIKES!