Questions and answers

Is a knee scooter worth it?

Is a knee scooter worth it?

A knee scooter should be used to get from point A to point B, then straighten the knee and elevate the leg to control swelling. So as you see, the knee scooter is not without drawbacks. However, when someone is unable to bear weight during injury recovery (which is usually 8 weeks or more), no perfect option exists.

Are knee scooters good for amputees?

Most people contemplating amputation are already in significant pain and have difficulty using the affected limb. This often requires extended use of crutches, knee scooters or other mobility devices. Life on crutches or a knee scooter is severely limiting – the most common things become excruciatingly difficult.

What is a knee scooter good for?

Knee Walkers are a medical mobility device (also referred to as Knee Scooters or Mobility Scooters) that provide a safe, comfortable, and easy-to-maneuver alternative to crutches for those recovering from below the knee injury or surgery, which requires the foot and/or leg to be non-weight bearing during recovery.

What equipment is needed after knee replacement?

You must use a front-wheel walker or crutches (assistive walking device) after your surgery. Any other items are optional based on your needs. Insurance may cover a walker or pair of crutches.

What happens if you put weight on a non weight bearing?

Putting any weight on an operated foot or ankle can damage the repair that’s been done. Bones need time to heal. Plates or screws that may have been added during surgery need the bones to heal around them. Adding weight too soon can interrupt this important internal healing process.

Do knee scooters work on carpet?

All knee scooters can be used on any surface: carpets, concrete, hard and floors, light dirt—and even light snow. All-terrain models are better suitable for moving through rougher surfaces such as grass, dirt, and uneven concrete. Transitioning between surfaces requires some caution.

Can you walk normally after knee replacement surgery?

You will probably be able to walk on your own in 4 to 8 weeks. You will need to do months of physical rehabilitation (rehab) after a knee replacement. Rehab will help you strengthen the muscles of the knee and help you regain movement.

What can you not do after knee replacement?

Exercises and movements to avoid after a knee replacement

  • using the handrail when going up and down the stairs.
  • using a rubber mat or shower chair when showering.
  • sitting down when putting on shorts or pants.
  • keeping the floor clear of stray toys, slippery rugs, and other objects that pose a tripping hazard.

How do you poop after knee surgery?

After surgery, you should also plan to take a stool softener, such as docusate (Colace). A fiber laxative, such as psyllium (Metamucil), may also be helpful. Purchase a laxative or stool softener before your surgery so that you have it available when you return home.

Is a knee scooter non-weight bearing?

A non-weight bearing scooter is simply another name for a knee scooter, or knee walker, both the latter terms are used interchangeably.