A knee scooter is a device that is sometimes used as an alternative to crutches. It can be used for patients who have injuries or conditions such as broken ankles, sprained knees, and temporary disabilities such as following surgery. The patient can use the support of their arms, and it allows for additional mobility- including going up and down stairs. A knee scooter can be rented from medical supply stores or purchased for permanent use.
A knee scooter is a device typically used for temporary, non-weight bearing relief from pain and swelling related to knee injuries. It allows you to remain active and mobile using one leg while healing from a fracture, surgery or acute injury. The knee scooter is designed to be lightweight, portable and offer low body contact with your injured leg. Unlike a wheelchair, the knee scooter only requires one person to operate it and does not require much upper body strength.
What is the proper way to use a knee scooter?
A knee scooter is a helpful tool to immobilize the knee after an injury. It can be used as a quick way to get around, but it's important not to use the knee scooter incorrectly. After loading your weight on the foot pad, you should never put any weight on your injured knee. Instead, load your weight onto the opposite foot and push off with that foot.
The proper way to use a knee scooter is if the person has injured their leg and is not able to walk, they should place both of their legs on either side of the knee scooter, with the injured leg in front. They should then lean forward and push on the wheels for mobility.
When using a knee scooter, it is important to remember that they should not be used on stairs or curbs, and the wheels should never be placed on a slope. The front wheel should be kept as close to the ground as possible so that it does not tip over.