Knee Scooters And Leg Trolleys
Knee Scooters and Leg Trolleys are a relatively recent invention, and are designed to aid in rehabilitation of those with foot and ankle injuries. The knee and upper shin of the injured leg is rested on the padded cradle, and the user can walk around ensuring that they still get sufficient exercise. Our Leg Trolley is designed to be extra-manoeuvrable for indoor use, while the Knee Scooter can be used both inside and outside. Both products are suitable for injuries such as broken feet, sprained ankles, ruptured achilles tendons and fractured heels, and replace the need for crutches.
Both the Knee Scooter and the Leg Trolley fulfil similar roles, and which product to go for is largely determined by whether you wish to use it indoors or out (or a mixture of both).
The Drive Medical Knee Walker (or "Knee Scooter") is designed for use both indoors and out. While less manoeuvrable indoors than the Leg Trolley, it remains capable inside, and is ideal for those that want the extra stability. When used outdoors, the Knee Walker should be taken on flat, paved surfaces - the wheels are relatively small, meaning it cannot handle large bumps that may also discomfort the leg being rested on it.
It features handlebars for extra stability, as well as brakes that can be locked on when you wish to "park" yourself. Both the handlebars and the knee cradle are height adjustable. There is not a basket available for this model, as this could cause the centre of gravity to shift forwards, affecting the stability.
The Orthopaedic Leg Trolley (also known as the "K9 Wheeled Walker") is for indoor use only, as the small caster wheels are not capable of handling outdoor surfaces. However, it excels indoors, able to turn on the spot and most people find they can use it hands free after an hour or so of practice. This allows you to move around independently within your own home, and crucially lets you get on and do things hands-free.