What is a Knee Walker?

We offer the broadest selection and most innovative Knee Walkers/Knee Scooters

Knee Walkers are a medical mobility device (sometimes called knee scooters or mobility scooters) that provide a safer, more comfortable, and easier-to-maneuver alternative to crutches for those recovering from foot or lower leg injury or surgery which requires the foot and/or leg to be non-weight bearing during recovery.

Knee Walkers are designed for weight-bearing relief for those who have injuries that include: fractures, diabetic wounds/ulcers, torn Achilles’ tendon, sprained ankles, or surgery to the foot/ankle. They can also be used for partial or complete amputations of the foot while waiting for the wound to heal and fitting of a prosthesis.

Knee Walkers typically resemble a scooter and utilize an elevated padded platform to rest the knee on and continuously support your injured leg. This design enables the user to balance naturally using two legs versus just one (like crutches). You then move yourself by pushing off with your good leg and steer the unit by turning the handle bar to control the direction of the front wheels. Your injured leg will remain elevated and fully non-weight bearing during operation.

Knee Walkers help you recover while remaining active and mobile.

 

Prior to the invention of knee walkers, patients had no choice but to limit activity during their weeks of recovery and use crutches or a wheelchair when necessary. Unfortunately, neither choice allows you to move freely and go about your daily routine. When using crutches, your arms are supporting your body weight; your arms and upper back are used for mobility, as opposed to the larger muscles of your legs. With the knee walker, you are using the wheels and leveraging your larger leg muscles to move freely.

Using these larger muscles means less upper body pain, less fatigue for your body, and less chance of re-injury should you lose balance and put your injured leg on the ground. Another benefit of knee walkers over crutches is the ability to be hands free while standing still – this enables the user to accomplish many daily tasks at home, at work or on the go.

Modern knee walkers have handle bars and hand brakes like a bicycle that allow the user to easily steer, navigate and stop. They also typically have the ability to fold down for easy transport. Some models, such as all of the KneeRover® branded knee walkers, include a basket with purchase. There are many different sizes and specifications, so it is important to get measured and to read the specs carefully to ensure that you choose the model that is best for you. Click here to see a comparison chart of all KneeRover® products.

What about Outdoor, Off Road Use?

The KneeRover® brand has introduced a new level of freedom to the world of knee walkers with the breakthrough innovation of the ALL TERRAIN KneeRover® series. These unique, large wheeled knee walkers provide users with the freedom to move – with no boundaries. Whether you are at home, at work, on the trail, or on the town, the ALL TERRAIN KneeRover® knee walker will keep you on the move, navigating everyday life with ease and adding a little fun along the way.

 

KneeRover® Comparison

KneeRover® Comparison

The KneeRover® brand offers 5 unique knee walker solutions designed to meet the needs of a wide range of users. Please look at the comparison table below to find the recommended KneeRover® products for you. Product recommendations are based on your height, knee to floor distance, weight, and intended usage.

Please note that we offer 2 ALL TERRAIN options within the KneeRover® family. These revolutionary products enable you to navigate all types of outdoor terrain (grass, dirt, gravel, gaps in sidewalks, etc.) as well as easily move in your home or place of work. We offer 2 ALL TERRAIN sizes to help more people navigate life with no boundaries. To learn more about our All Terrain products, click here.

If you are recovering from a knee injury, we also offer a scooter that enables you to be seated while giving you freedom to move. More information on our Evolution Seated Scooter can be found here.

 

Features & Specs KneeWalker Jr. All Terrain KneeRover® Jr. KneeCycle Steerable Knee Scooter All Terrain KneeRover® Evolution Seated Scooter
GENERAL
Weight (lbs) 18 24 20 22 27 24
Weight Capacity (lbs) 160 250 300 300 350 300
Recommended User Height Range 3’6″ to 5’4″ 4’3″ to 5’9″ 5′ to 6’5″ 5′ to 6’6″ 5’6″ to 6’8″ 4’11″ to 6’11″
Terrain Use Indoor & Some Outdoor ALL TERRAIN Indoor & Some Outdoor Indoor & Some Outdoor ALL TERRAIN Indoor & Some Outdoor
Steerable YES YES YES YES YES YES
Folds for Easy Transport YES YES YES YES YES YES
Color Light Blue Red Blue Green Blue Blue
Features & Specs KneeWalker Jr. All Terrain KneeRover® Jr. KneeCycle Steerable Knee Scooter All Terrain KneeRover® Evolution Seated Scooter
DIMENSIONS
Overall Length (inches) 26 30 29 31.5 35.5 33.5
Width (inches) 16 20 19 16 21 15.75
Front Axle Width (inches) 16 20 19 16 21 15.75
Folded Height (inches) 13.5 16 19 17 19 23
Features & Specs KneeWalker Jr. All Terrain KneeRover® Jr. KneeCycle Steerable Knee Scooter All Terrain KneeRover® Evolution Seated Scooter
KNEE PLATFORM (Distance from ground to top of knee pad)
Lowest Position (inches) 14 16 17 17.5 19 2 (Seat)
Highest Position (inches) 17.5 19.5 22.5 22.5 22.5 31 (Seat)
Features & Specs KneeWalker Jr. All Terrain KneeRover® Jr. KneeCycle Steerable Knee Scooter All Terrain KneeRover® Evolution Seated Scooter
KNEE PAD
Width (inches) 5 5 6.5 6.5 6.5 N/A
Length (inches) 10 10 12.5 12.5 12.5 N/A
Thickness (inches) 3 2.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 N/A
Features & Specs KneeWalker Jr. All Terrain KneeRover® Jr. KneeCycle Steerable Knee Scooter All Terrain KneeRover® Evolution Seated Scooter
HANDLE BARS
Min Height (inches) 27 32 37 33 34 33
Max Height (inches) 32.5 38 45 43 47 42
Grips Ergo Dynamic Easy Clean Rubber Ergo Dynamic Easy Clean Rubber Ergo Dynamic Easy Clean Rubber Ergo Dynamic Easy Clean Rubber Ergo Dynamic Easy Clean Rubber Ergo Dynamic Easy Clean Rubber
Features & Specs KneeWalker Jr. All Terrain KneeRover® Jr. KneeCycle Steerable Knee Scooter All Terrain KneeRover® Evolution Seated Scooter
WHEELS
Diameter (inches) 5.75 10 7.5 7.5 12 7.5
Number 4 3 4 4 3 4
Type Foam Filled Air Filled Bicycle Tires Solid Non Marking Rubber Solid Non Marking Rubber Air Filled Bicycle Tires Solid Non Marking Rubber
Features & Specs KneeWalker Jr. All Terrain KneeRover® Jr. KneeCycle Steerable Knee Scooter All Terrain KneeRover® Evolution Seated Scooter
BRAKE
Type Rear Disc Brake Rear Bicycle Brake Rear Disc Brake Rear Disc Brake Rear Bicycle Brake Rear Disc Brake
Parking Brake NO NO YES YES YES YES
Features & Specs KneeWalker Jr. All Terrain KneeRover® Jr. KneeCycle Steerable Knee Scooter All Terrain KneeRover® Evolution Seated Scooter
BASKET (INCLUDED)
Dimensions (inches) 7.5 x 5 x 5 7.5 x 5 x 5 12.5 x 8 x 8 12.5 x 8 x 8 12.5 x 8 x 8 12.5 x 8 x 8
Detachable YES YES YES YES YES YES
Features & Specs KneeWalker Jr. All Terrain KneeRover® Jr. KneeCycle Steerable Knee Scooter All Terrain KneeRover® Evolution Seated Scooter
ASSEMBLY
Tool Free Setup YES YES YES YES YES YES