Walking canes are available in a variety of styles and handle configurations to fit most any patient's hand comfortably. Canes are available in an adjustable height aluminum or non-adjustable wood. You would use a cane for added stability while walking. Quad canes are used when the patient needs more stability than a normal stick type cane would offer. Quad canes are available with either a small base or large base, the base is made up of four small legs.