WHAT IS A KNEE WALKER?
Knee Walkers are a medical mobility device (sometimes called knee scooters or mobility scooters) that provide a safer, more comfortable, and easier-to-maneuver alternative to crutches for those recovering from foot or lower leg injury or surgery which requires the foot and/or leg to be non-weight bearing during recovery.
Knee Walkers are designed for weight-bearing relief for those who have injuries that include: fractures, diabetic wounds/ulcers, torn Achilles’ tendon, sprained ankles, or surgery to the foot/ankle. The design enables the user to balance naturally using two legs versus just one (like crutches). You then move yourself by pushing off with your good leg and steer the unit by turning the handle bar to control the direction of the front wheels. Your injured leg will remain elevated and fully non-weight bearing during operation.