If you are confident you'll need your knee walker for an extended period of time, or know you'll be having a second surgery coming up, it may be more cost effective to purchase a knee walker.
Make the recovery process as painless as possible! Keep your injured leg safe and healthy with these post-operation products.
A knee walker is a rolling, lightweight mobility device that keeps your injured leg elevated while you get around. It offers 360 degrees of freedom and relieves your other leg of the extra weight you would otherwise have to put on it.
Doctors sometimes refer to them as “knee scooters” or “roll abouts,” but we are talking about the same thing: A walker that supports your non-weight-bearing leg, keeps you stable and helps you get around with comfort and mobility that crutches could never provide.
At eKneewalker, we pride ourselves on being knee walker experts and have tested every model to find the knee walkers that work the best. Most suppliers are simply not in a position to do this, but knee walkers are our primary focus and we know that a good knee walker:
The non-weight bearing recovery period after a foot or ankle injury or surgery can stretch out into many weeks, and a lot of patients struggle with keeping their injured foot off the ground. In addition to the physical difficulty of getting around when you can’t put any weight on one leg, you’ll be dealing with the sheer frustration of being forced to rely on others for help.
Even worse, if you do inadvertently put weight on the foot or ankle, which can happen if you get tangled up in your crutches, for instance, you risk causing re-injury and even compromising the healing process.
While crutches may be useful on the stairs, constantly using them throughout the day can be exhausting and painful, with your underarms and hands especially always sore. Balancing and turning your body while on crutches is difficult, and when you need to put them aside for a moment, they often fall out of reach.
A knee walker gives you freedom of movement. It is easy to use and does not put an undue burden on other parts of your body, so your focus can be on recovery. Mobility means you don’t have to constantly rely on others. And when you regain your independence, your risk of depression is greatly reduced.
Knee walkers are designed to be light and compact. This makes them easy to handle as well as easy to assemble, collapse and fold. You can quickly stow a knee walker in a cab or the trunk of your car when you head out.
With a knee walker:
One patient even told us that while he was on his knee walker, he managed to use the weed eater to edge his lawn! Although we find that very impressive, we don’t necessarily recommend it.
Even if your insurance provider covers knee walkers, it’s often nearly impossible to find them at your local pharmacy. This is because pharmacies don’t tend to keep very many rentals in stock, and those that do often charge huge deposits.
If your insurance provider doesn’t cover knee walkers, then that deposit only compounds your financial burden.
At eKneewalker, we never run out of knee walker inventory and charge just a flat rental fee of $35 per week for our 25-pound Pathfinder model.
Just place your order, unbox your Pathfinder when it arrives (it takes less than five minutes to put it together, and you won’t need any tools), use it for however long your doctor suggests, then send it back with the enclosed return slip.
No deposits, no hassles, and we’ll pay for the shipping.