What is a knee walker?
A knee walker is a personal mobility device that stimulates a fast return to normal activity after surgery or injury. It provides a great alternative to wheelchairs, crutches, and walkers for those who want to enjoy increased mobility with an easy to maneuver device.
Who should use a knee walker?
Patients with lower extremity complications, such as foot or ankle surgery, sprains, joint diseases, and ulcers will benefit from using knee walkers. Those with amputations or arthritis may also benefit, depending on their needs and orders.
How long should a knee walker be used?
Always follow your doctor’s instructions. Those recovering from surgery or serious foot or ankle surgery are generally recommended to use their walkers for 6 to 14 weeks.