The Deluxe Steerable Knee Walker Knee Scooter is our best knee walker and is a great alternative to walking crutches which greatly exercises those people with foot and leg injuries. It is ideal for people who have just finished surgery and are slowly recovering and it is easily maneuverable and controllable and very stable. It also comes with an adjustable locking handbrake and the steering mechanism is an automotive style tie-rod system which makes it unique compared to most knee walkers.
Our step-up pick is the All Terrain KneeRover Steerable Knee Scooter and it is another great alternative to crutches. This knee walker is a great companion that you can take with you on almost any kind of terrain, whether indoors or outdoors. Built with a heavy duty design, it is a highly steerable and convenient knee walker for those who are recovering from surgeries on the foot, legs, ankles, etc. Moreover, the pneumatic tires measure 12 inches in diameter and can work on gravel, grass, dirt, sidewalks pavements, gaps, and many more.
The budget pick is the KneeRover Steerable Knee Scooter Green and this knee walker has a max weight capacity of 300 lbs and has a set of 7.5 inch wheels that are non-marking. Great for outdoor or indoor usage, it can benefit those with injuries on the foot, leg and knees. It is highly steerable and has a rear disc brake and it comes with locking handbrake as well that is highly adjustable. The knee platform is contoured and has a thickness of 3.5 inches for the best comfort and the knee walker can be compatible with the left or right leg. It comes with a free basket to place all of your goods.
A Little Background
Recovery after surgery is never an easy process. Surgery is a rigorous process which can take its toll on your body. People who have gone through injuries on the foot, legs or knees may have a hard time walking all the time. Wheelchairs and crutches are a bit of hassle, sad to say. It is not just people with surgeries who have this kind of problem – some people who are leg amputees or those with foot ulcers could also have a hard time walking around to the places that they want to go without the aid of a mobility tool for recovery or for getting around.
This is why knee walkers or knee scooters were invented. A knee walker is basically like a bicycle or mini-scooter with super low wheels that allow the person to ride it while just using their knees to paddle. It is a neat form of exercise and a great alternative to crutches. They may be expensive but most post-surgery treatments and recovery programs on hospitals and medical centers greatly suggest a knee walker for a patient, regardless of age.
Knee walkers provide the patient a great amount of exercise and a sense of independence while not being hindered by their injury or after surgery condition. People with injuries or surgery recovery issues need not be afraid or insecure with other people because they too, can go to places that other people can go to. In fact, knee walkers can be seen around parks, malls and other public establishments and they are just fine much like wheelchairs or crutches or baby strollers.
How We Picked
We picked the best knee walker based on the following hints:
We chose the best knee walker that has a lot of safety features and a neat brake system. Safety is a must for any knee walker because the person who will be riding the knee walker is already injured and we do not want to add up to the injury of the said person so the brakes should be fully functional. It would be nice to have a knee walker that has two brake systems for better safety.
The comfort factor of the seat of the knee walker should be considered. The seat should be extra padded so that the rider of the knee walker can stay as comfortable as possible. If you can, there are many knee walker seat covers out there that guarantee comfort for the user.
The knee walker should be easily maneuverable. You should get a knee walker that is highly steerable and with wheels that are so flexible that they can be turned at a wider angle so it provides greater comfort for the rider of the knee walker.
The wheels should be non-marking so that the knee walker is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. The wheels should be durable and it is a big plus to get rubber tire knee walkers.
Most knee walkers contain a free basket or bag for you to put your stuff in. This is a standard in most knee walkers which makes them similar to bikes. In some cases, if you want to put extra luggage to your knee walker, you should get a bigger one or consider the dimensions of the basket.
Know the measurements of the knee walker before purchasing it. Always know the specifics of the knee walker so that you do not run short for the knee walker’s specifications. Comfort and compatibility is important for any knee walker.
Know the weight capacity and the height capacity of the knee walker before getting into it. Know if the knee walker is rated for a certain weight capacity or height range as well.
Deluxe Steerable Knee Walker Knee Scooter
Our best knee walker is the Deluxe Steerable Knee Walker Knee Scooter which comes with an adjustable locking handbrake. It is a great alternative to walking crutches which greatly exercises those people with foot and leg injuries and is greatly ideal for people who have just finished surgery and are slowly recovering. Moreover, the steering mechanism is an automotive style tie-rod system which makes it unique compared to most knee walkers.
It is easily maneuverable and controllable and very stable and is a knee walker coated in a blue finish. The rubber wheels do not mar or mark the flooring so it is safe to use even on public establishments with tiled grounds such as malls. The knee platform has been contoured and has a thickness of 3.5 inches for extra comfort.
The wheels measure 7.5 inches in diameter and the walker is great for use indoors and outdoors. Moreover, the seat is highly adjustable as well and the handlebars and front axle can be removed so you can easily fold it and store it whenever and wherever. Also, the front axle has a width of 19 inches.
The Deluxe Steerable Scooter comes with a basket to place your groceries or other belongings, much like a standard bike and it has a height capacity of 5′ to 6’5″ and has a weight capacity of 300 lbs. The knee walker weighs 20 lbs and the height range of the handlebar is from 37 inches to 45 inches. The knee walker spans at a length of 29 inches and the elegant design definitely makes it a great knee walker and our top pick.
When it comes to measurements, the included wire basket has dimensions of 7 by 12 by 8 inches. When you take out the seat and fold the handlebar, it is reduced to a height of 19 feet.
Flaws but Not Dealbrakers
Perhaps the only known flaw of the Deluxe Steerable Knee Walker Knee Scooter is that it may take some time to assemble, but that is not a big issue if you are looking for durability and stability in a knee walker.
All Terrain KneeRover Steerable Knee Scooter
For our step-up pick, we chose the All Terrain KneeRover Steerable Knee Scooter. This knee walker is a great companion that you can take with you on almost any kind of terrain, whether indoors or outdoors. It is another great alternative to crutches and it is a highly steerable and convenient knee walker for those who are recovering from surgeries on the foot, legs, ankles, etc.
When it comes to its mobility and off-terrain capability, the pneumatic tires measure 12 inches in diameter and can work on gravel, grass, dirt, sidewalks pavements, gaps, and many more. It has been built with a heavy duty design. A knee walker or knee scooter, it gives you the best stability and mobility while riding.
The All Terrain KneeRover Scooter comes with a free basket where you can place all your stuff and this is a basket that can be detached when not needed. What’s more, the weight capacity of this knee walker is 400 pounds while the recommended heights are from 5′ to 6’5″.
The knee walker is very versatile in its maneuverability and it is easily foldable for transport or storage. What’s more, the handle bars and the knee platform can be highly adjusted to suit your needs. The knee platform has a thickness of 3 inches and has a contoured design. Overall, the assembly does not require tools while the height adjustments are a breeze with this knee walker.
Additionally, the knee walker comes with rear clamp brakes for safety and the included wire basket measures 7 by 12 by 8 inches. The knee walker weighs 27 lbs with a height range of 35 to 47 inches on the handlebar while the knee pad has a width of 6 inches and spans 12 inches in length. The front axle has a width of 21 inches. When you take out the seat and fold the handlebar, it has a 19-inch height.
The All Terrain Knee Scooter is also applicable for amputees and people with foot ulcers. What’s more, the tires have a tube design and the seat has a washable vinyl cover while the frame is built with lightweight but durable steel.
KneeRover Steerable Knee Scooter Green
With our budget pick, the KneeRover Steerable Knee Scooter Green, the knee platform is contoured and has a thickness of 3.5 inches for the best comfort. It is great for outdoor or indoor usage and can be compatible with the left or right leg.
In fact, this knee walker has a max weight capacity of 300 lbs and has a set of 7.5 inch wheels that are non-marking. It can benefit those with injuries on the foot, leg and knees. The walker comes with a free basket to place all of your goods and is highly steerable and has a rear disc brake. The walker comes with locking handbrake as well that is highly adjustable. It is a knee walker which has a height limit of 5′ to 6’6″.
You can easily transport and fold the knee walker due to its quick folding mechanism. The knee platform and handlebars are both highly adjustable. Overall, it is very easy to carry but very sturdy and comes with a thumb release lever for easy folding and setting up.
When the seat is removed and the handlebar is folded, the height ranges to 17 inches. It also includes an 8 by 11 inches basket. What’s more, the knee pad measures 6 by 12 inches while the handlebar can be adjusted from 33 to 43 inches. In addition to that, the knee walker spans at a length of 31 inches. Overall, the KneeRover Steerable can work on most low pile carpets.
Best Aluminum Knee Walker
Drive Medical DV8 Aluminum Knee Walker
A knee walker that is made from sturdy aluminum, the Drive Medical DV8 Aluminum Knee Walker is highly steerable and flexible. It is a great alternative to crutches and is highly applicable for amputees, people with sprains, foot surgery, foot pain, foot ulcers and the like.
Comfort and stability is added to the leg pad which uses a channel mechanism. The handle and the seat are highly adjustable without the use of external tools. The knee walker has a weight capacity of 300 lbs and storage is not a problem because the steering column can be folded into place. The handle can be set between 33 inches and 37 inches of height and the knee pad measures 14 by 7 inches and can be adjusted between 17 to 21 inches in height.
The Drive Medical DV8 uses a deluxe braking system for safety and comfort. What’s more, it allows you to manage going to the market or local places in your neighborhood even with foot injuries and such. In addition to that, the left and right leg adjustments make this knee walker versatile as well.
The knee walker weighs 19 lbs and has a total of 8 casters which makes it applicable for both indoor and outdoor use. It also has a lifetime warranty for the brake cable. Interestingly, the aluminum frame is sure to stand for a long time. The Drive Medical Knee Walker is easily foldable for transport and storage and the dual wheel brakes also add to its safety.
Knee Walker with Basket
Roscoe ROS-KSBG Knee Scooter with Basket
A knee walker with a handy basket that is detachable, the Roscoe ROS-KSBG Knee Scooter with Basket is an ideal knee walker for going to the market. The wheels are made from PU and measure 8 inches in diameter and the wheels also have sealed bearings.
Maneuverability is unquestionable due to the steering capability. The knee walker comes in black, white and burgundy colors. It has a weight capacity of 350 pounds and the knee platform is padded and can be adjusted easily. It is made in the USA and weighs 23 lbs.
What’s more, the Roscoe ROS-KSBG has 4 large wheels that add to its stability and the knee platform is made from aluminum can be adjusted for left or right without the use of tools. It also uses a thumb release lever for easy transport and storage collapsing. Moreover, it does not damage any hard floor surface with its wheels and comes with a brake lock that is easy to use.
Ideal Knee Walker for Kids
Kids Knee Walker Child Knee Scooter
The Kids Knee Walker Child Knee Scooter is perfect for kids who have just gotten into surgery on the feet. It has a light blue appearance and is a knee walker that has foam filled wheels that measures 6 inches and do not mark the flooring. The Kids Knee Scooter is very steerable and maneuverable.
It also comes with a handy basket and it uses an adjustable locking handbrake. The contoured knee platform can be compatible with either the left or right leg and measure 3 inches in its thickness. It also includes a rear disc brake and has a max weight load capacity of 160 pounds and a height capacity of 3’6″ to 5’4″. The knee platform and handlebars can be adjusted with ease while you can quickly fold this knee walker for easier transport and storage.
A great alternative to crutches for kids, the Kids Knee Walker weighs very light at only 18 lbs and is ideal for foot ulcers, ankle surgery, broken foot, broken leg and others. The knee support has a height range of 14 inches to 17 inches while the knee pad has dimensions of 10 by 5. With the seats removed, the height of the knee walker is 14 inches when the handlebar is folded. The wire basket measures 7 by 9 inches and the front axle has a width of 16 inches while the knee walker itself has a length of 26 inches. What’s more, the kneepad is also removable and replaceable and the rear tires are also 6 inches apart.
Best Lightweight Knee Walker
Karman Luxury Lightweight 4-Wheeled Knee Walker
A knee walker which has 4 deluxe wheels, the Karman Luxury Lightweight 4-Wheeled Knee Walker is very lightweight to carry around. The Karman Luxury Walker is available in white, black and burgundy colors.
It has an ergonomic knee pad design that is made from reinforced woven carbon and you can easily stop the knee walker using the parking brake that has an enclosed design. What’s more, the frame has an s-shape that is quite thick for added durability and style as well. The knee walker includes a free front basket for carrying things around and it uses a direct axle braking design so it stays sturdy compared to other knee walkers.
Super lightweight, the Karman 4-Wheeled Knee Walker weighs 22 pounds and it has a weight limit of 350 pounds. You can depend on this knee walker as it is easily foldable so it can fit in a car trunk. It is steerable, has a parking brake and a hand brake.
Knee Walker with Backpack and Accessories
All-Terrain KneeRover PRO LOADED WITH ACCESSORIES
A knee walker that is made from aluminum and has a lot of accessories such as a backpack, it is highly steerable. The backpack allows you to put a lot of things in it and it also includes an LED light so you can see things at night.
What’s more, the knee pad is made from memory foam so it is extra comfortable and made for the greatest standards of injury rehabilitation for your knees, legs or feet. In fact, there is also a cup holder for your drinks and the knee walker can be used indoors and outdoors and offer a great deal of alternative to traditional crutches.
In fact, the All-Terrain KneeRover PRO can even be used on sidewalks, pavements, gravel, dirt, grass and much more due to being an all-terrain knee walker. It also uses 12-inch pneumatic tires that are fit for any job and it uses a tie-rod steering mechanism which sets it apart from most knee walkers. The walker has a weight capacity of 400 pounds and a height capacity of 5′ to 6’5″ and comes with a locking handbrake that is highly adjustable.
When it comes to durability, the double bar construction is made from heavy duty aluminum material. Overall, the knee walker weighs 27 pounds and the width of the front axle is 21 inches while the knee support can be adjusted between 19 inches to 24 inches of height. The knee pad measures 12 by 6 inches. The knee walker includes rear clamp brakes. The length of the knee walker is 36 inches and 17 inches is its height when folded and the seat removed. What’s more, the backpack included measures 15 by 13 inches. Ideal for leg surgeries, amputation, foot surgeries, foot ulcers, injuries and much more, the KneeRover PRO is a very stylish knee walker to consider even for the price.
Knee Walker with Double Brakes
CO-Z Steerable Double-Brake Knee Walker Scooter
This knee walker, the CO-Z Steerable Double-Brake Knee Walker Scooter, has a double-brake mechanism which makes it effectively safe. It comes with a convenient basket and it coated in a blue powder finish to make it look stylish. It is easy to maneuver because of the advanced braking system so you stay safe on the road or around towns and establishments.
Approved by the FDA for safety and quality, the thick cushion of the seat and the knee pad makes it highly support your legs and give them the comfort that they need. It is easily foldable for travel and storage and it is very lightweight at only 26 lbs. The steel axle has a thickness of 2 mm while the folding part has a thickness of 4 mm.
Made from solid steel construction that you won’t regret spending your money on, every part of this knee walker is corrosion-resistant and wear-resistant as well so you can use it both on warm and cold weather or climate. Made from steel and PU, the wheels measure 8 inches in diameter and the rear ones include drum brakes as well. The CO-Z Steerable Walker Scooter has a weight capacity of 350 lbs and the height range of the knee cushion is from 18 to 24 inches.
Best Flexible Knee Walker
Swivelmate 90-Degree Turning Radius Knee Walker
Aa highly steerable and maneuverable knee walker, the Swivelmate 90-Degree Turning Radius Knee Walker is applicable for users from 5′ to 6’6″. The disc brakes are of high quality and will guarantee your safety and the walker overall does not require assembly tools so it is a frustration-free knee walker. The knee rest has a thick material and is very comfortable and supportive.
Coming in with a free basket, the unique thing about this knee walker is that you can turn it up to 90 degrees so you gain full control and flexibility in the long run with this knee walker. It has a total of 5 wheels / casters for extreme mobility and it has a max weight capacity of 400 pounds. The knee walkers is super lightweight at only 22 lbs and the braking system allows you to stay safe on inclines and ramps. The Swivelmate 90-Degree Walker can be used in the kitchen or bathroom or other smaller spaces due to its compact design.
Other knee walkers were not as sturdy and as maneuverable as the ones we have featured here. Part of a functionality of a knee walker is to help the user to be able to make smooth turns without having too much problems.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a knee walker or knee scooter and what is it used for?
A: According to Wikipedia , a knee scooter or knee walker is mainly used by people with injuries on the foot, legs or knees such as those with amputations, surgeries, sprains, fractures, injuries and much more. In addition to that, they are a great way of rehabilitation and exercise for people under these condition and they are a great alternative to traditional crutches.
Additionally, they can get the patient moving in no time because they can be used on public places like bicycles due to being easily folded. In fact, some people offer knee walkers to be rented while some budgeted people can buy and provide their own.
Q: What are some of the tips you should keep in mind when using a knee walker?
A: You should make sure you clear out the paths of whoever will use the knee walker around the house or outside. In fact, some medications can also have an effect on your sense of balance so it is advisable to consult your doctor first before you are going to use a knee walker. You should also make sure that the knee scooter or knee walker is sturdy and tested by one of your family members before you try it out.
Wrapping It Up
To wrap it all up, the Deluxe Steerable Knee Walker Knee Scooter is our best knee walker which will definitely accompany those with injuries on the foot area or those who are still recovering from their surgeries. A knee walker like this will go down in years of use provided that it is used properly and the user fits in the max weight and height capacity of the knee walker.
Jen Miller is a former electrical engineer and product specialist with more than 20 years of product design and testing experience. She has designed more than 200 products for Fortune 500 companies, in fields ranging from home appliances to sports gear and outdoor equipment. She founded Jen Reviews to share her knowledge and critical eye for what makes consumers tick, and adopts a strict no-BS approach to help the reader filter through the maze of products and marketing hype out there. She writes regularly and has been featured on Forbes, Fast Company, The Muse, The Huffington Post, Tiny Buddha and MindBodyGreen.