In the recent past any person recovering from a broken leg or foot, leg or foot surgery or a leg injury of any kind below the knee could be seen agonizingly crutching around on technology that had changed relatively little since first being invented a couple of centuries ago. However, today people recovering from leg injuries have a much better and more efficient option: THE KNEE WALKER.
Borrowing from the design of traditional walkers and wheelchairs, a KNEE WALKER provides what anyone who has a lower leg injury needs: a way to get around while keeping weight off the injured leg and the leg in an elevated position. The user simply puts the knee of their injured leg on the pad, balances with the other leg and pushes the walker with the padded handles with minimal effort.
No more pain from having crutches jammed into your armpits or back strain from your spine being in an unusual position. KNEE WALKERS require minimal upper body strength to use, instead relying on the muscles of the legs as if the user was standing up. While doctor’s orders after surgery are to stay off the injured foot, causing leg muscles to atrophy, relying on the leg muscles and the natural balance of the human body allows a knee walker user to avoid atrophy of the leg muscles. It also allows for the full use of arms when stopped, and actually helps with mobility and stability, unlike crutches.
Most KNEE WALKERS are also height adjustable, as well as a lockable front brake for added safety. Made for both indoor and outdoor use, knee walkers, while more expensive than a pair of crutches, provide the user with an experience far beyond that of using crutches.
If you find yourself needing a more mobile and stable way to get around after a lower leg or foot injury, New England Surgical can provide you with the KNEE WALKER you need for a more efficient recovery.