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Top 10 Knee Scooters 2016

Injuring your leg and being unable to walk is awful sufficient so that you need to make the recovery period as easy as possible. One of these knee scooters will protect your injury whilst be giving you with the mobility you need.

All Terrain KneeRover Steerable Knee Scooter Knee Walker Heavy Duty Crutches Alternative in BlueKneeRover Steerable Knee Scooter - GreenDrive Medical DV8 Aluminum Steerable Knee Walker Crutch AlternativeSwivelmate Knee Walker - 90 Degree Turning RadiusKnee Walker by Vive - Steerable Leg Scooter for Broken Leg / Foot and Kneeling Crutch Replacement - Premium Steel Build - Lifetime GuaranteeRoscoe Knee Scooter with Basket, Burgundy (ROS-KSBG)Kids Knee Walker Child Knee Scooter Pediatric Crutches Alternative in Light BlueKarman Luxury Lightweight 4-Wheeled Knee Walker with Basket in BurgundyKnee Scooter Walker - w/Most Sought Features -Silver - Removable Basket, Non-Scuff Wheels, Locking Brakes---and one just for fun---a BellAdirMed Height Adjustable Steerable Knee Walker - Knee Scooter With Easy to Remove Basket and Locking Brakes, great alternative to Crutches - Black - SHIPS ASSEMBLED (Modified & Redesigned)

Who Should Consider Using A Knee Scooter

Knee scooters are generally intended for use during the convalescent period following an injury, a surgery, or an illness that has rendered one of a person's legs largely unfit for use. Thus they are almost always a temporary mobility solution, and are not intended for long-term use, such as one would expect a walker or cane might be. Unlike the usual user of these long-term impaired mobility solutions, a knee scooter is primarily used by a person who is actually in relatively good health but needs some assistance in the short term.

Also unlike the support offered by a walker or cane, which reduce the burden put on one or both legs but still require a use of both limbs, a knee scooter totally removes one leg from the process of locomotion. That means the person's other leg must be in at least relatively good health, as it will be responsible for the person's balance and propulsion. Use of a knee scooter also requires at least moderate core strength and good fine motor control, which makes them less than suitable for many elderly people or anyone generally infirm due to an ailment, obesity, or another condition.

Quite often, a person using a knee scooter will have their afflicted elevated leg in some sort of cast. Knee scooters are ideal tools for the person recovering from an injury to the ankle or foot, or after surgery involving one of these areas. These devices are not ideal for an individual who has just had an issue with their knee or hip, however, as they concentrate too much body weight down onto those joints.

At first glance, then, there seem to be many reasons knee scooters are not ideal mobility solutions. However, a plethora of positive attributes more than compensate for the stated limitations.

A knee scooter is one of the least invasive mobility aids a person in generally good health can use. Many compact knee scooters can allow a user to easily navigate busy city streets, the rows of shelves at a store, or even the narrow aisle of an airplane. Unlike a walker, which stands much wider than a person's frame, a knee scooter perches nearly within a user's shoulder width.

Knee scooters are also highly efficient in terms of energy use. They allow the natural movement of your good leg, so to speak, to make use of the innate efficiency of the wheel. Mastery of the knee scooter requires much less time than one needs to get comfortable using other mobility aids, such as crutches or a wheelchair.

Choosing The Right Knee Scooter

Even the lower priced knee scooter models are not exactly cheap. You can expect to pay close to two hundred dollars for lower cost options, and closer to five hundred dollars for the top of the line scooters. Thus the choice of which knee scooter best suits your needs might come down to time and money. Or, to put it more directly, if it's likely you'll only need your knee scooter for a short amount of time, then you probably won't want to spend top dollar.

If you are facing a several week recoveries after a surgery or if you have a broken bone set in a cast, then a lower cost knee scooter is the logical choice. If you face several months of recovery, or if you will be using your knee scooter for an indefinite period, then you might want to consider some of the higher priced options.

While all knee scooters are designed to offer you comfort and support, it's often the extra features that make it worth the extra dollars. Choosing a knee scooter with a basket, for example, makes it easy to quickly access your phone, wallet, keys, and other small items that you might normally hold in your hand.

There are also many knee scooters available that are specialized in various ways and can be perfect for people with varied needs or interests. Some are designed to support users as large as 350 pounds, for example, while others have large pneumatic tires with thick treads and are great for the adventurous person who wants to take their knee scooter on an all-terrain adventure. Still, other knee scooters feature a chassis with five wheels and disc brakes for superlative nimble control. These options are ideal for use in busy areas like a large office, hospital, or for the urban resident.

Some Words Of Caution


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Before you start using your knee scooter, take the time to adjust its settings until it fits your body comfortably. You should be standing almost fully erect when in a proper position, so raise or lower the knee platform and handlebars to accommodate this. Until you are comfortable not only standing with but actually using your new knee scooter, use it slowly.

The brakes of your knee scooter are primarily designed to hold the unit still once it is already stopped, not to slow and stop it like a bicycle's brakes do. Your walking leg should provide the majority of the slowing and stop, so never exceed a rolling speed you can safely arrest with that leg. And always wear shoes with good traction on the soles for precisely this reason.

Make sure to use extra care when transitioning from one type of flooring or ground surface to another: even larger wheels can catch on the lip of a doorway or as you move from hardwood to carpet or sidewalk to street, for example, and the ensuing over-the-handlebars fall can be painful and injurious. Simply slow down as you approach such transitions, and keep your weight leaned back and away from the front of the unit.


#10.AdirMed Height Adjustable Steerable Knee Walker - Knee Scooter With Easy to Remove Basket and Locking Brakes, great alternative to Crutches - Black - SHIPS ASSEMBLED (Modified & Redesigned)


The AdirMed Knee Scooter is an easy alternative to crutches or a wheelchair. Designed for maximum usability, the 901 Knee Scooter can be used safely by anyone weighing up to 250 lb. The 4-wheel design creates greater stability to support the weight range.

At 8”, the wheels provide an effortless ride over smooth to medium-rough terrains. The scooter’s handle can turn a full 40? both clockwise and counter-clockwise, for increased steering ability. And for a fully customized ride, both the knee bench’s height and the handle’s height are adjustable. All it takes is a turn of a knob (a handy feature for someone incapacitated). The knee pad adjusts from 18.5”-24”, and the handle adjusts anywhere from 32”-38”.


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#9.Knee Scooter Walker - w/Most Sought Features -Silver - Removable Basket, Non-Scuff Wheels, Locking Brakes---and one just for fun---a Bell


We created our Deluxe model with the features people asked for most: Comes a removable basket, non-scuff wheels, a locking parking brake and, just for fun, a bell! Our steerable Knee Walker, a.k.a. a knee scooter or knee caddy provides a comfortable, pain-free alternative to crutches and is ideal for individuals who are recovering from foot surgery, breaks, sprains, amputations or ulcers of the foot (can only use for ankle and foot inquiries). This innovative and stylish crutch substitute can be easily adjusted without tools to meet your needs allowing for increased maneuverability. We use a steel, dual frame design to provide maximum strength and durability when used indoors or outdoors (on smooth surfaces).


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#8.Karman Luxury Lightweight 4-Wheeled Knee Walker with Basket in Burgundy


The best knee walker scooter on the market, introducing the newest knee walker from Karman healthcare. The kw-100 series features an s-shape frame for ultimate stability and stlye. Safety and peace of mind are also ensured with the enclosed direct axle braking design which has far surpassed quality compared to other scooters on the market. This design allows for safe and steady braking without having to worry of an external component being damaged. Knee pad and basket are included as well as adjustable height handles for any user of any height.


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#7.Kids Knee Walker Child Knee Scooter Pediatric Crutches Alternative in Light Blue


The Knee Rover Knee Walker Jr is the first pediatric steerable knee scooter designed specifically for kids and small adults who are recovering from a broken foot, broken ankle, broken leg, foot surgery, ankle surgery or other lower leg injuries or medical conditions like ulcers. The KneeWalker Jr. provides excellent stability and safety with its sturdy design, unique 4-wheel frame, adjustable handbrake and rear disc brake. Weighing only 18 pounds, the KneeWalker Jr. knee scooter is an excellent alternative to crutches, providing increased mobility and stability. Compatible with both the right and left legs, this kneeling scooter offers a 3" thick contoured knee platform and ergonomic rubber hand grips for complete comfort. The Knee Walker Jr knee scooter is very lightweight and portable thanks to its simple folding mechanism that utilizes an easy to use thumb-release lever. Additionally, these knee walkers are equipped with a free detachable storage basket and feature tool-free assembly & setup.


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#6.Roscoe Knee Scooter with Basket, Burgundy (ROS-KSBG)


The Knee Scooter offers increased comfort and ease of mobility to patients who cannot put weight on their foot or ankle but want to remain active. With its four large wheels and padded knee platform, the Knee Scooter is perfect for indoor and outdoor use. The offset post on the aluminum knee platform allows for right-to-left adjustment in seconds - no tools required. The Knee Scooter is equipped with an easy folding mechanism that collapses using a thumb release lever and fits beneath the raised knee platform for ease of storage and transportation.


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#5.Knee Walker by Vive - Steerable Leg Scooter for Broken Leg / Foot and Kneeling Crutch Replacement - Premium Steel Build - Lifetime Guarantee


This is an amazing scooter. This is great for anyone who has broken/sprained a leg,foot or ankle. If you have a bad hip, where it is painful to move it. It will hold up to 300 lbs. I had to get one for my mother several years ago and it wasn't anything like this one. It wasn't adjustable, it didn't have brakes or a basket. This one has everything you could want. I love the fact that both the handlebars and the seat adjust so that it is just the right height. The detachable basket so you can put the things that you need to carry in it opposed to trying to carry things while riding the scooter.


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#4.Swivelmate Knee Walker - 90 Degree Turning Radius


The Swivelmate's unique patent pending BeltDrive steering outperforms every other knee walker on the market today by offering a 90 degree turning radius. The user still has full control of steering while utilizing the 90 degree turning ability, so stability is never compromised. This model was designed specifically to be strong and stable, yet provide the user unparalleled maneuvering ability. This makes it the number one choice--especially for use in smaller spaces, like your kitchen or bathroom. The tool free assembly makes set up a breeze--it is up and ready to use in minutes. The steering column not only adjusts up and down, but it also can be adjusted front to back to ensure a comfortable fit. The thick padded knee rest can be adjusted to accommodate users from approximately 5'0" -6'6". The Swivelmate includes a powerful disc brake for the most controlled braking, especially useful when going down ramps or inclines. The Swivelmate comes with dual sided hand brakes with easy to use parking brakes. The Swivelmate effortlessly folds for storage or transport. An easy to mount basket is included, so you can carry your belongings with you! The Swivelmate knee walker weighs only 22 pounds and can accommodate users up to 400lbs.


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#3.Drive Medical DV8 Aluminum Steerable Knee Walker Crutch Alternative


Drive Medical DV8 Steerable Knee Walker Isn’t it tough to get around town, the shopping mall or park using crutches? If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort following foot surgery, lower leg breaks, sprains or foot ulcers, the DV8 Steerable Knee Walker from Drive Medical is a simple, durable and comfortable solution.


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#2.KneeRover Steerable Knee Scooter - Green


Amazing product! A regular walker didn't keep me from putting weight on my ankle. My dogs bump my crutches and I fall. I feel stable and safe on the knee walker --- I'm not exhausted. It's fairly narrow, so I can go anywhere where a regular walker or a wheelchair won't fit. This is not only a great product, but it is fun to use. Everyone wants to try it! I only wish that I had it before this. The knee walker comes almost completely assembled, but you must fold open the clamshell bracket on the steering column and tighten an Allen screw INSIDE the clamshell that engages the steering BEFORE you do anything else. The clamshell bracket is fairly tight. I needed a stronger person than me to press the button and AT THE SAME TIME pry it open. It helps to put some WD-40 on the hinge first. Afterward, you can simply slip the seat in place and close the cotter pin at the correct height for you. It you put the seat on first, you can't get the handlebars attached to steering column properly.


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#1.All Terrain KneeRover Steerable Knee Scooter Knee Walker Heavy Duty Crutches Alternative in Blue


The All Terrain KneeRover Knee Walker is the most versatile and advanced knee walkers in the industry - establishing a new level of durability and freedom of mobility for individuals who cannot bear weight on their foot or ankle, yet want to remain active. These indoor - outdoor All Terrain kneeling walkers are an excellent alternative to crutches and feature 12" diameter off-road pneumatic tires designed to easily traverse grass, sidewalks, gravel and dirt with incredible ease and agility (this is simply not possible with most knee scooters available today). Compatible with both the right and left legs, the KneeRover offers a 3" thick contoured knee platform and ergonomic rubber hand grips for complete comfort. And for maximum stability and complete control, these steerable knee scooters offer an advanced automotive style tie-rod steering mechanism and an adjustable locking handbrake. The KneeRover double bar construction offers unprecedented strength and stability all while remaining lightweight and portable thanks to a folding mechanism that utilizes an easy to use thumb-release lever. Additionally, these knee walkers are equipped with a free detachable storage basket and feature tool-free assembly, setup and height adjustments.


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