Knee Scooter FAQs
What Injuries can a Knee Scooter Help With?
Knee scooters (also called knee walkers) can help with most lower leg injuries. Foot and ankle injuries are the primary sources of knee scooter use. Knee scooters can help users with torn muscles (calf, Achilles, etc.) move at a normal pace.
Will a Knee Scooter Help with a Broken Leg?
Unfortunately, knee scooters cannot help with broken legs. If you are using a knee scooter, you are putting pressure on your knee and lower leg. Broken bones don’t do well under pressure, so crutches, wheelchairs and power mobility scooters are recommended for recovery.
Are Knee Scooters Easy to Travel With?
Yes! Knee scooters weigh (on average) around 20-30 pounds, and most of them fold up for storage. Vacations with lower leg injuries are not an issue with a knee scooter—they can go on almost any flight, including international destinations. If you are looking to get around quickly with a lower leg injury, knee scooters are the way to go.
Are There Different Types of Knee Scooters?
Knee scooters are available in regular, heavy duty and tall versions. Some specialty manufacturers make small or petite models. The majority of knee scooters adjust, fitting users in the 5’0”-6’2” height range. The average weight capacity for a standard knee scooter is around 300 pounds. For users in height or weight ranges above 6’2” or 300 lbs., heavy duty or tall models are available (and the units only weigh a few more pounds than standard ones).