Are you facing mobility issues after an injury/surgery on your ankle, knee or leg? It is a challenge to get back in motion that many have faced.
Our knee walkers are your beyond-perfect solution as an alternative to crutches that will help you get back to your daily routine and also encourage you to return to work. It is important that your injury or surgery does not hinder your day to day activities. With various advances in design technology our knee walker/scooters are a perfect fit for a mobile lifestyle post injury/surgery. You will be able to use the knee walker or the knee scooter on carpets, hardwood floors, concrete pathways, tar roads, grass turfs, small gravel roads etc.
This Medical equipment is also known as:
- Kneeling scooter
- Scooter for knee
- knee walker
- Knee Scooter
- Rolling Knee Walker
Some of the common problems faced by people who use crutches are listed below:
- It causes irritation in the underarm area
- The pressure of the crutch saddle causes bruises in the ribs and soreness in the armpits
- Extended use of the crutches causes crutch palsy
- Causes wrist and hand injury not to mention the tremendous amount of pressure on your forearms
- Exerting excessive weight on the crutch saddle can cause arterial damage in the underarms.
Check out some of the advantages of Knee Walkers over crutches or walkers :
- Provides a painless alternative to crutches or a walker.
- Turning front wheels (Except Drive Knee Walker) for easy steering and maneuvering.
- Eliminates tripping or falling associated with crutches.
- Less fatigue due to conserved energy
- Prevents atrophy by strengthening proximal muscles in affected leg.
- Provides stability for those with compromised balance.
- Improves circulation in affected leg.
- Partially alleviates affected leg for less pain and swelling.
- Can be used as a bench or foot stool during rest.
- Folds in seconds for transport or storage (no need to disassemble).
- Knee Walkers have been used as an alternative to crutches or walkers for many years.
- A Knee Walker is a comfortable, highly portable and maneuverable mode of transportation that provides great stability and energy efficiency over a small footprint.
- The Knee Walker greatly improves the quality of life by giving the patient more mobility, stability and comfort with less effort allowing the patient to get up and around and back to a near normal life-style.
- Not only does a Knee Walker take less energy to propel on hard, level ground as compared with a walker or crutches, it also improves balance due to its broad base of support.
- Considering these benefits, it may seem surprising to hear that Knee Walkers also strengthen muscles instead of allowing atrophy, that is, wasting away of muscles and bone mass.
- Atrophy is one of the negative consequences of using crutches, walkers, and wheelchairs. By exercising most or all of the muscles around the knee, hip, and trunk during regular use; recipients benefit from strengthening of those muscles in both the injured and uninjured legs.
- You can take the knee walker on cruise ships for your vacations, carry it on an airplane as it is very portable and can be checked in at the entrance of the airplane.
- It is better to purchase a knee walker if there is a second surgery coming up or you are certain that you will need it for an extended period of time. Reduce the burden and stress on yourself and increase your comfort along with security and capability to undertake daily tasks.
- Before use, make sure the knee scooter is assembled as specified in the manufacturer’s instructions provided.
- The correct knee pad and steering column height will vary for each person. You should be able to stand naturally with your injured leg supported on the knee rest at a 90 degree angle. Your hips should be even and your uninjured foot placed flat on the floor.
- The handlebars should be set at an comfortable distance in front of your body, normally about waist height. You should not be hunched over the unit, but in your normal, upright posture.
- To begin using your knee walker, ensure the hand brakes are fully engaged. With both hands firmly on the handlebars, mount the knee scooter from one side and place the knee of your injured leg on the knee rest.
- Once balanced, disengage the hand brakes and use your other leg to propel you (much like a child’s scooter). Go slowly to start and progress up to a normal walking speed. Use your best judgment and be cautious on inclines and uneven sidewalks. You can now say goodbye to your crutches!
- When mounting/dismounting, always make sure the brakes are engaged. You should never mount/dismount on an incline. Please note the brakes are intended to gradually decrease your speed, not to bring you to a sudden stop.