Traditionally, doctors have recommended walkers, crutches or wheelchairs when a patient is required to off-load a foot or leg. That is now changing. Check out what MayoClinicHealthSystem.com is saying about Knee Scooters.
“if weight-bearing activities are restricted and crutches are advised, you might want to look into giving knee walkers a spin.”
Unfortunately, crutches exhibit a number of requirements and restrictions:
Crutches require a patient to maintain their balance creating susceptibility for falls.
Crutches require a patient to keep their leg in a bent position, and hold their body weight on their uninjured leg causing stress to their hips and back.
Sore or bruised body tissue, sprained and sore wrists, and the susceptibility for falling also typically go hand-in-hand with the use of crutches during the sway/hopping motion of movement.
Walkers, traditionally prescribed by Doctors, still require a patient to hold up the weight of their recovering leg placing stress on the weight bearing foot and potential misalignment of the hips and back.
Contact us to learn more about our Knee Scooters and Knee Walkers, they are a very efficient, non-weight-bearing alternative to crutches and walkers.