What is a Seated Knee Scooter?
- A seated knee scooter is a wheeled device that allows a person to stand upright and roll while keeping their injured leg non-weight bearing. The seated knee scooter resembles a bicycle at a glance, but instead of pushing yourself forward with pedals, you propel yourself with your able foot.
It's an excellent alternative for when your leg injury does not allow you to use a knee scooter.
In this article, we'll cover:
How does a Seated Knee Scooter Work?
Seated knee scooters allow the same maneuverability as a knee scooter (we'll hereon refer to the latter as knee walkers). Just like a bicycle or knee walker, you use the handlebars to turn towards the direction you want to go—propelling yourself with your able foot.
Seated knee scooters come equipped with a large padded seat resembling those you find in bicycles. After you take a seat, grab the handlebars, then rest your non-weight bearing leg over the front leg platform (also called leg peg). This keeps your injured foot elevated. Keep your able foot on the ground, then you slowly propel yourself forward, using the handbrake to control your speed.
When to use a Seated Knee Scooter
When it comes to leg injuries, you can only use a knee scooter if you have a below the knee injury. A seated knee scooter can be used to address a range of leg injuries, including below the knee injuries.
Some folks might have difficulty walking, making seated knee scooters beneficial.
Seated Knee Scooter vs Knee Walkers
Both knee walkers and seated knee scooters excel at the same thing— allow you freedom of mobility while providing you with comfort. But there are pros and cons to both.
The drawback with seated knee scooters is their turning radius is not as good as knee walkers. It can be difficult for some people to propel themselves while seated.
For those who love being outdoors a lot, there knee walkers with all-terrain wheels, whereas seated knee scooters with such wheels are still non-existent—for now.
Can you Fold a Seated Knee Scooter?
Most seated knee scooters have folding capabilities. They can fold into a compact form to be stored or packed in the trunk of your car.
Our Preferred Seated Knee Scooter
There are several seated knee scooters out there, but the only model we decide to carry is the Evolution Seated Scooter from KneeRover. It is fully adjustable, so you can configure the height of the seat and handlebars to fit you perfectly.
It's designed with easy-folding mechanisms, so it's easy to fold and unfold for easy transport. It comes with a travel basket to carry your belongings. It has four 7.5" rubber wheels that are non-marking and are big enough to provide a smooth and comfortable ride when scooting outdoors.
Where can I Rent a Seated Knee Scooter?
The Evolution seated knee scooter is available for rental here at Rent A Knee Walker for $25 a week. If you're wondering, "where can I find a seated knee scooter near me?" we can ship anywhere in the country—with free shipping both ways!
For prolonged recovery periods, the Evolution is also available for purchase online with us.
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