Can You Sit on a Knee Scooter?
A knee scooter is a wheeled mobility device that allows you to support your injured leg on a knee platform—while allowing you to steer the handle bars toward any direction. Keeping your injured leg non-weight bearing is essential to recovering from surgery.
The main centerpiece of a knee scooter (also called knee walker) is the padded knee rest. This is where you rest your injured leg. While you move with the scooter, your leg remains on this knee rest at all times.
The knee rest platform (or the whole knee scooter for that matter) is not designed to be sat on. Under no circumstances should one operate a knee scooter while sitting down. There is another mobility device that serves that purpose, but more on that in a bit.
While we've seen some customers sit on the padded knee rest while they, for example, are waiting in line. We do not recommend this because you run the risk of sliding and falling, injuring yourself further.
A knee scooter is designed to help you keep non-weight bearing (while standing upright) while you recover below the knee injuries such as a foot or ankle injuries.
Sometimes, even if you have a below-the-knee injury, a knee scooter may not be a good option. This can be due to having weak and sensitive knees or having a knee injury.
When this is the case, a seated knee scooter may be a great fit.
What is a Seated Knee Scooter?
A seated knee scooter is a cross between a wheelchair and a knee scooter. It allows you to sit on a bicycle-style seat, while you extend and rest your injured foot on a peg towards the front of the scooter.
Using your good foot, you take strides forward with you good leg and steer the handlebars towards the direction you want to go.
Just like knee walkers, seated knee scooters are fully adjustable, and have hand brakes to control your pace. They can be used indoors and outdoors. Just like the term implies, seated knee scooters allow you to remain non-weight bearing by staying in a seated position—as opposed to standing upright in a knee scooter.
Gemini Seated Knee Scooter
The Gemini by Roscoe is a seated knee scooter that helps you recover from foot, ankle, hip, or knee injuries. What makes it stand out is the ability to transform from a seated position to a full upright knee scooter.
Whether in seated or standing mode, this seated knee scooter is far superior to crutches when it comes to stability, comfort and ease of mobility.
How to Get One?
The Gemini seated knee scooter is available at Rent A Knee Walker for purchase or for rent online.
Like the rest of the models in our rental flee— the rate for the Gemini is only $30 a week, with free shipping both ways anywhere in the continental USA.
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