Knee walkers - the sane alternative to crutches
Knee walker scooters make life so much easier when recovering from leg pain or surgery
I've had two major operations in my life - both put me off my feet and onto crutches for 6-8 weeks. I sure wish I'd know about knee walker scooters when I was going through my knee and foot surgery. I hated using crutches and, the truth is, I took two tumbles while trying to maneuver those metal beasts around my house. Using a knee walker would have made so much sense!
In case you've never seen a knee walker scooter, that thing in the picture is one of the highest rated knee walkers on Amazon.com. A knee walker is designed so that one can put their hurt leg on the knee walker for support and scoot around by pushing with the good leg. Mobility when recovering from knee or foot surgery, or any leg injury has never been easier.
For more detailed information about one of the most popular mobility aids on Amazon, please see my article spotlighting the Drive medical 790 neebop steerable knee walker scooter cart.
The Roll-A-Bout All Terrain Knee Walker Scooter
No need to miss your kid's soccer game just because you're sporting a new cast on your leg! The Roll-A-Bout all terrain knee walker scooter is the Cadillac of models when it comes to the most upscale (and expensive!) knee scooter on the market. With 12" tires, this knee scooter will take you through all types of mud, grass, and even deliver you to your favorite beach chair.
With large foam rubber tires, you won't have to worry about being bogged down in sand, mud, or any other type of rougher terrain. The Roll-A-Bout All Terrain Knee Walker is designed to deliver you anywhere you desire to go in relative comfort. This knee scooter is designed to fit anyone from 4'9" to 6'4". And, this heavy duty knee scooter will accommodate those up to 500 lbs. If you need a knee walker for a long time, this is the definite pick for you.
Knee walker scooters on Amazon.com
All of the below knee walker scooters are highly rated by reviewers on Amazon.com. All come with some sort of warrantee and are guaranteed to make life much easier, and safer, than using traditional crutches. I've even used my knee scooter for wheeling a 40lb bag of dog food from the car...how's that for versatility?
The below knee scooters are listed in order of price - lowest to highest. Just click on any picture to see more information about the particular mobility aid.
This walker has a 30% turning radius which is a bit better than the others. They tend not to 'corner' so quickly but, really - are you in a rush??? This is the most expensive knee walker in this series. Head down to the 5th knee scooter below if you're looking for economical.
Love the retro white color although turquoise would be much more fun. This walker holds up to 300 lbs.
Reviewers loved this more economical scooters although one person mentioned that it doesn't turn very sharply around corners. It would still be better than crutches in my book!
134 reviewers out of 179 gave this steerable knee walker 5 stars - the highest rating on Amazon.
Knee scooter accessories
Pimp out that knee walker scooter with a cool basket or an upscale knee gel thingee....
Plaster cast protectors
I'm so glad I wasn't younger when I had my first cast as these waterproof cast protectors are a fairly new invention. I used one of these half leg protectors to seal my cast so I could take a bath or even relax in the pool for a bit. These cast protectors keep casts from getting wet by basically vacuum sealing the cast within a heavy duty plastic. I loved mine, although, in the spirit of full disclosure, I busted mine 3 weeks after getting it by accidentally pushing my nail through it when I was pulling it up - bummer....
Knee walkers on eBay
You might need a knee scooter just for a short period of time while you recuperate from your leg trama so it might make sense to find one on eBay for a lesser price. Here's a few choices for you (hint: you can easily sell it on eBay again once you're back on your feet).
Have you ever used a knee walker and, if so, aren't they much nicer than crutches? Please leave me comments!