Knee Walker Glossary
- Intro To Knee Walker
- Knee Scooter Fitting Instructions
- Knee Walker Operating Instructions
- Crutch Substitute Or Crutch Replacement
- Free Up Your Hands – Hands Free Knee Walker
- Usage Of Knee Walker Before and After Surgery
- After A Leg Accident
- Knee Scooter Rental
- Using A Turning Knee Walker After A Foot Injury
- Crutch Substitute Or Crutch Replacement
- After An Ankle Accident
Introduction To Knee Walker
What is a Knee Walker?
A roll about walker is a wheeled walker device that allows you to take weight off your lower extremities in order to assist you in the healing and/or waiting process. This device allows you to “roll about” while giving your injured leg or foot some support to prevent further injury.
A steerable knee scooter or walker is commonly used in the substitution of crutches because crutches can promote further injury and are not comfortable for some people. A knee caddy allows you to be hand free while using it, which enables you to go through your day without hassles and a sub-par comfort level.
People who have foot, ankle or lower leg injuries are the ones who most commonly use a knee caddy. This is because this device is designed for weight-bearing relief which would aid you in your recovery or at least make the process a lot easier.
Knee Scooter Instructions
You can determine proper fitting for a knee scooter while you are in a standing position. The leg that has the injury should be resting comfortably on the center of the seat cushion/pad. Your other leg should be straight on the floor while the injured leg sits in the middle of the seat.
The handlebars should be in a straight right angle position in order for them to be used. You can adjust the handlebar height to correspond with your height. Locate the knob at the top of the handlebar tube, remove the knob and components and find the right height for you, then place the knob back in place and tighten it.
To adjust the seat of the knee walker, locate the seat height adjustment lever below the seat. You will need to hold onto the front of the seat in order to raise or lower the seat height. You can flip the lever under the seat, and loosen the lever after that. You will need to remove the safety pin as well that is underneath the seat. After making these changes you should double check the tightness and make sure that everything feels rigid and secure.
Operating Instructions For Knee Scooters
After you are able to adjust your knee scooter and put it all together, you should learn the proper operating instructions in order to prevent injuries and to prolong the life of the device. Your scooter should be maintained regularly in order for it to last you a long time.
Before trying out your knee scooter around the house, make sure that your healthy foot, the knee of your injured foot, and your hips are leveled and straight with your lower back.
In order to propel yourself while in a knee walker you should only use your good leg/foot to prevent injury to the other extremity. For first time users, it may take some getting used to be able to handle the knee caddy properly. You should engage the brakes on the handlebars in order to prevent an accident.
Then you can go ahead a place your knee on the seat or knee rest. Once you are positioned you can release the brake in order to be able to propel forward. To prevent injury, you should engage the brake by pushing the handle bar when you are turning or you want to slow down.
Crutch Substitute or Crutch Replacement
Seated knee walkers are associated with crutches or crutch substitutes because they are commonly used instead of conventional crutches. The KW-100 is a fairly new type of technology. Knee crutch substitute are used nowadays instead of crutches because they are way more comfortable and they are easier to travel and get around with.
Crutches are becoming obsolete with some people because they are not convenient in any way, they are annoying to use and can cause further injury. Another reason why medical knee scooters are used to replace crutches is because some people suffer from arthritis and other health related issues, which makes it painful for them to use crutches on a normal basis.
Frees Up Your Hands – Hands Free Knee Walker
Using crutches cannot only be detrimental to your overall health, but they can also be obstructive and very annoying. You go to the store with crutches and more than likely you will need assistance getting around and also reaching for grocery. With a knee scooter you are able to independently travel anywhere while being able to propel yourself.
You can reach higher things while on a knee scooter without the probability that you will fall. By the time you get home after going to the store using crutches, your underarms are going to feel painful and more than likely you will sustain injury to elsewhere on your body as well.
How to Use a Walker After Knee Surgery
The wheeled knee walker can conveniently take the place of crutches before and after surgery. There are some people who prefer not to use crutches altogether because they are uncomfortable and unreliable. Knee scooters can be used before surgery when the patient is injured and the patient is going to have surgery soon.
Some patients require the weight bearing relief of a walker before having surgery on wounds such as diabetic wounds or ulcers, torn Achilles tendon, or if they are having surgery to the foot or ankle. Some patients require a turning knee caddy or crutches before surgery when the operation has to do with amputation of the leg or foot.
The steerable knee walker can also be used after surgery to aid the patient while they are healing after their operation. The device would allow them to have mobility while protecting their tender and newly repaired leg or foot.
With the best roll about walker you are going to use your leg muscles to propel the wheels of the walker forward. When it comes to crutches, your arms carry most of your weight, which right away does not seem like a great way to support your entire body weight. That is why it is better to use your legs to propel on wheels instead of lugging around your entire body on sticks.
Although turning knee scooters offer more comfort than crutches, it does not mean you will not get tired. What the roll about scooter will allow you to do is to be able to rest your body and since you are on wheels you will more stamina to burn while travelling.
Using a knee scooter after a leg accident can help you heal while still being able to do some of your daily activities. If you had a leg accident and you are trying to heal the leg, it is better to use a knee walker instead of crutches because it will provide more support and will prevent any potential stress to your damaged leg.
If you recently suffered an ankle injury, it is similar to the case of a leg injury. The affected foot has to be taken care of while it heals on its own. Crutches can be useful for ankle injuries to allow the person to have mobility while injured. There are also crutch substitutes that can help you while you heal from an ankle injury.
Crutch substitutes such as knee walkers are more comfortable than crutches because you don’t have to carry your weight around; the seated knee scooter provides weight-bearing relief that can help in the case of an ankle injury.
If you suffered from a foot injury, you need to make sure that you are not putting any weight on it while it is healing. You can use crutches to aid you while you heal from a foot injury, but they are not that comfortable to use.
Knee scooters provide an alternative to crutches and they are being used more and more commonly than crutches. Wheeled knee walkers are starting to make crutches obsolete because they provide more and support and comfort than any type of crutch device.
After A Bicycle Accident Or Car Accident
If you are healing from a bicycle or car accident there may be some injury to your lower extremities that make it hard for you to walk or travel anywhere. If you suffered a lower body injury you may want to look into a medline knee walker or scooter to allow you the freedom and independence that you need while healing from a transit accident.
Knee Scooter For The Elderly
Elderly people can use knee scooters for short and prolonged periods of time. Seniors who can’t put weight on their lower body can use wheeled walkers; they can use knee caddy to balance out the weight of their body without risking injury. Seniors can also use this device after a fracture or even after surgery.
A physician in charge of making an assessment of an injury of an elderly person will recommend to the person that they should not put any weight on the injured leg or foot for a few weeks so that the body can heal naturally and consistently. For older people who have problems with mobility, a roscoe knee walker can be used to aid them in traveling indoor or outdoor.
Without having the option of a wheeled walker, some elderly patients would need to use crutches in order to be able to walk around anywhere.
Knee Walker Usage For Elderly People
Although this type of device may work for the majority of elderly people, some may not be able to use it because of a health condition. An elderly person should have good balance, some strength and vision to be able to use a knee walker effectively without surrendering to an injury.
Prevent Further Injury
If you have recently sustained an injury to your lower body, you should think about getting a knee scooter to help you move around the house or outdoors. Knee walkers are exceptional when it comes to preventing further injury from occurring, they offer weight bearing relief that is unmatched by any type of crutch device commonly used.
Reach Higher With A Knee Scooter
If you are having trouble reaching things on higher ground or up on a rack somewhere, you should look into a turning knee scooter for support when trying to reach above eye level items. Turning knee walkers allow you to propel yourself while preserving your injured limb so that it heals faster and to prevent further injury.
Knee Walker Makes It Easier To Get In Shower
Some people have trouble getting into and out of the shower without injuring themselves. Rolling knee scooters allow you to roll right next to the shower, turn on the faucets, and then you can use the steerable knee walker as support while you get in the shower.
Turning Knee Scooter
The steerable knee scooter we offer comes standard with a handlebar to control the steering of the device. You can turn freely left and right and you can also tilt the handle tube to place at an angle for comfort.
Maintenance – Adjust Brake Tension
The brakes on this device can also be self-adjusted if you feel that the handle push is too tight or too loose. You can do this by finding the end of the brake cable that is above the wheels. There you will find a wash that can be tightened and loosened for desire effect.
Features of most knee walkers
- Lightweight Frame
- Durable Frame
- Folding Frame
- Wheels on Knee Walker
- Seat/ Knee Pad
Knee Scooter For Sale and Pricing
roll about knee scooters are sold through distributors and also direct through an online store. We offer the model KW-100 knee walker; it is reasonably priced and can be found online at most of our online distributors.
Pricing on a knee scooter can range from $100 to $400 depending on the quality and the place that you purchase from.
Knee Scooter Rental
There are many companies online that offer rental services of knee walkers. When you rent a roll about walker, you can use it for however long you are injured, then you can ship it back them. This helps people who have a tight budget who have suffered an injury but do not need this device for a prolonged period of time.
To recover from surgery some people prefer to rent a crutch substitute or knee caddy to aid them in their recovery from surgery, then it can be returned.
More Knee Walker Information
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Knee Walker Videos
We provided some knee scooter videos for you to take a look at before purchasing or renting a walker, check them out below.