Best Knee Scooters

This is a review of knee scooter, scooters, also known as a knee walker, broken leg scooter or scooter for broken foot. Now, these knee scooters are a replacement for crutches. By the way, as anyone who had to use them can testify, though they are cheap, crutches are hard to use. On the other hand, knee scooters make it easy to get around and do your chores. Moreover, some can be easily folded and carried in your car.

 Meanwhile, as you review these knee scooters, it helps to gather the following information to help you find the right scooter:

First, your weight in pounds.

Second, the height, in inches, from the floor to the bend of your wrist.

Finally, the height from the floor to your shinbone, while standing, with your lower leg bent at the knee so that the lower leg's shinbone is parallel to the floor.

Table of Contents

Review of Knee Scooters

Editor’s Choice of Best Scooters for the Knee

ELENKER

Comparison of Best Scooters for the Knee

Max user weight (pounds)

Drive Medical: 350

ELENKER: 300

KneeRover Deluxe: 300

All Terrain KneeRover: 350

KneeRover Economy: 300

KneeRover Steerable: 300

Height of handlebar over driving surface (inches)

Drive Medical: 31” – 40”

ELENKER: 34” – 42”

KneeRover Deluxe: 34” – 41”

All Terrain KneeRover: 34” – 41”

KneeRover Economy: 29” – 37”

KneeRover Steerable: 29.5” – 39”

Height of knee pad over driving surface (inches)

Drive Medical: 16.5” – 20.5”

ELENKER: 19” – 23”

KneeRover Deluxe: 16” – 22.5”

All Terrain KneeRover: 18” – 21.5”

KneeRover Economy: 16.5” – 22”

KneeRover Steerable: 17.5” – 22”

Basket

Drive Medical: Yes

ELENKER: Yes

KneeRover Deluxe: Yes

All Terrain KneeRover: Yes

KneeRover Economy: No

KneeRover Steerable: Yes

A/A+ Feedback

Drive Medical: 87%

ELENKER: 89%

KneeRover Deluxe: 93%

All Terrain KneeRover: 90%

KneeRover Economy: 90%

KneeRover Steerable: 88%

1-5 Rating

Drive Medical: 4.5

ELENKER: 5.0

KneeRover Deluxe: 4.8

All Terrain KneeRover: 4.6

KneeRover Economy: 4.9

KneeRover Steerable: 4.7

1. Drive Medical

Drive Medical Dual Pad Steerable Knee Walker with Basket

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Functional Features

First, this knee walker is usable by anyone weighing up to 350 pounds.

Second, it has four large 8-inch diameter caster wheels that are ideal for indoor and outdoor use.

Third, the two knee pads provide superior comfort. Furthermore, their height is adjustable using a release lever that requires no tools.

Fourth, the scooter comes with a removable front basket.

Next, the handles include a brake to safely slow down and stop the scooter. Meanwhile, the braking mechanism on the rear wheels, slows down wheel rotations. In addition, the rear wheels can also be locked to prevent them for sliding.

Also, the handlebar is adjustable to user’s height by turning a knob on the steering column and pulling up or pushing down the handlebar.

In addition, the handlebars steer the front wheels.

Meanwhile, the steering column, of this scooter for broken foot, can be easily folded for storage and transport.

Finally, this broken leg scooter features a limited lifetime warranty and a lifetime warranty on the brake cable.

Physical Features

First, for the convenience and comfort of the user, the height of the handlebar is adjustable from 31 inches to 40 inches.

Second, the scooter’s lowest height is 31 inches.

Third, this broken leg scooter is 30 inches deep from front to back.

Fourth, the two front wheels are 16 inches apart. By the way, the front wheel assembly is turned by the handlebar.

Next, the knee pad is 7 inches wide and 15 inches long.

Also, the knee pad’s height above the floor can be adjusted from 16.5 to 20.5 inches.

In addition, the scooter has a durable steel frame.

Finally, this broken leg scooter weighs 22 pounds.

PROS

First, the two knee pads provide superior comfort.

Also, the thumb lever makes it easy to adjust height of the knee pad above the driving surface.

CONS

While the steering column can be bent, the scooter is not as compact as others.

2. ELENKER

ELENKER Steerable Knee Walker Deluxe Medical Scooter

Functional Features

First, it is usable by anyone weighing up to 300 pounds.

Second, this scooter can be used by anyone from 4’9’’ tall to 6’6” tall.

Third, it has four large 8-inch PVC wheels for added stability.

Fourth, the memory foam knee pad evenly distributes pressure, relieves pain, reduces friction, and skin irritation for comfortable everyday use.

Next, the handles include brakes to help safely slow down and stop the scooter. Meanwhile, the easy-to-use, push down brakes lock the wheels and prevent them for sliding.

Also, the handlebar, of this scooter for broken foot, is adjustable to user’s height by turning a knob on the steering column and pulling up or pushing down the handlebar.

In addition, the steerable handlebar has a quick release folding mechanism for easy transport and storage. In fact, simply open the steering lock, push it to the left, and fold down the knee walker.

Finally, this broken leg scooter is FDA approved.

Physical Features

First, for the convenience and comfort of the user, the height of the handlebar is adjustable from 34 inches to 42 inches.

Second, the scooter’s lowest height is 34 inches.

Third, the scooter is 31 inches deep from front to back.

Fourth, the two front wheels are 17 inches apart. By the way, the frame with the front wheels is able to turn in any direction you want to go.

Also, the seat’s height above the floor can be adjusted from 19 to 23 inches.

In addition, the handlebar is 16 inches wide.

Finally, this broken leg scooter weighs 22 pounds.

PROS

First, the memory foam knee pad evenly distributes pressure, relieves pain, reduces friction, and skin irritation.

Also, the scooter has FDA certification.

CONS

Now, even though the steering column can be bent, the scooter is not as compact as others.

3. KneeRover Deluxe

KneeRover Deluxe Steerable Knee Cycle Knee Walker Scooter

Functional Features

First, it is usable by anyone weighing up to 300 pounds.

Second, this knee scooter can be used by anyone who is 4’9’’ to 6’6” in height.

Third, it has four 7.5 inches, non-marking, solid polyurethane, rubber wheels with shock-absorbing sealed windows that provide excellent stability.

Fourth, these knee crutches can be used both indoors and outdoors.

Also, it can be used with either the left or right leg.

In addition, the comfortable 3.5" thick contoured knee pad’s height is easily adjustable, without tools, for users of different heights. Moreover, the knee pad can be used for either the left or right leg.

Next, it has two adjustable locking hand brakes providing immediate stopping ability and control. In fact, they work in tandem with the rear drum braking system to provide quick stopping ability and control.

Meanwhile, this scooter for broken foot has a simple push button parking brake on the handlebar.

Also, the handlebar, with ergonomic rubber hand grips, and steering column is adjustable to user’s height. In fact, this is done by turning the knob on the steering column and pulling up or pushing down the handlebar.

In addition, these steerable scooters have an advanced automotive style tie-rod steering mechanism which maintains front axle width even during turns. As a result, they provide maximum stability and control when maneuvering.

Furthermore, the quick thumb-release lever folding mechanism on the steering column, removes the front axle and handlebars. Consequently, it is easy to move and store this broken leg scooter.

Finally, it comes with a limited lifetime warranty on the side frame and cross braces. In addition, it comes with a one-year warranty for defects.

Physical Features

First, for the convenience and comfort of the user, the height of the handlebar is adjustable from 34 inches to 41 inches.

Second, the scooter’s lowest height is 34 inches.

Third, from front to back, the scooter is 32 inches deep with basket and 29 inches deep without basket.

Fourth, the width of the front axle is 17.5 inches.

Also, the knee pad is 7 inches wide and 12.75 inches long.

In addition, the height of the knee pad can be easily adjusted from 16 inches to 22.5 inches above the floor.

Furthermore, the scooter comes with a wire storage basket which is 8 inches wide, 12 inches long, and 8.5 inches high.

Next, no tools are needed to assemble and set up the scooter.

Incidentally, the knee walker weighs 24.8 pounds.

Finally, the height of the scooter with handlebar folded and knee pad removed is 17 inches. Consequently, it is easy to transport and store.

PROS

First, the scooter has a comfortable 3.5" thick contoured knee pad.

Second, this scooter for injured foot has four non-marking, solid polyurethane, rubber wheels with shock-absorbing sealed windows.

Also, the scooter has an advanced automotive style tie-rod steering mechanism which maintains front axle width even during turns. As a result, it provides maximum stability and control when maneuvering.

Finally, it has a quick thumb-release lever that removes the front axle and handlebar. Consequently, the height of the scooter with handlebar folded and knee pad removed is only 17 inches.

4. All Terrain KneeRover

All Terrain KneeRover Steerable Knee Scooter Knee Walker

Functional Features

First, scooter for broken foot is usable by anyone weighing up to 350 pounds.

Second, this scooter can be used by anyone from 5’6’’ to 6’6” tall.

Third, it has three large, air filled, 12” diameter, off-road, pneumatic tires for use on grass, gravel, compact sand, dirt, sidewalk gaps with incredible ease and agility.

Fourth, it comes with a rear stabilizer wheel for increased stability while maneuvering the scooter.

Also, the padded contoured knee pad is not only comfortable but is also easy to fold. In addition, the knee pad is made of 3 inches thick molded foam. Furthermore, the pad can be used for both the left and right knees.

Next, the handlebar is made of 7/8-inch steel, with ergonomic rubber hand grips for comfort.

Incidentally, it has two adjustable locking hand brakes that provide immediate stopping ability and control. Moreover, these hand brakes work in tandem with dual rear on-wheel brakes.

Now, this broken leg scooter has a simple push button parking brake on the handlebar.

Also, the handlebar is adjustable to a user’s height by turning a knob on the steering column and pulling up or pushing down the handlebar.

In addition, the scooter has an advanced automotive style tie-rod steering mechanism which provides excellent stability, even when traversing rough terrain.

By the way, the steering column has a quick release folding mechanism for easy transport and storage. Moreover, the front axle can also be removed to make it even more compact.

Finally, it comes with a limited lifetime warranty on the side frame and cross braces. In addition, it comes with a one-year warranty for defects.

Physical Features

First, for the convenience and comfort of the user, the height of the handlebar is adjustable from 34 inches to 41 inches.

Second, the lowest height of this scooter for broken foot is 34 inches.

Third, the scooter is 35.5 inches deep from front to back.

Fourth, the two front wheels are 21 inches apart.

Also, the knee pad is 7 inches wide and 12.5 inches long.

In addition, the height of the knee pad can be adjusted, without using any tools, to be anywhere from 18 to 21.5 inches above the floor.

Furthermore, the scooter comes with a wire storage basket which is 8 inches wide, 12 inches long and 8.5 inches deep.

Next, it has a rugged dual bar frame..

Meanwhile, no tools are needed to assemble and set up the scooter.

Incidentally, this broken leg scooter weighs 27 pounds.

Finally, the height of this broken leg scooter with handlebar folded and knee pad removed is 19 inches. Consequently, it is easy to transport and store.

PROS

First, it has three large, air filled, 12” diameter, off-road, pneumatic tires for use on grass, gravel, compact sand, dirt, and sidewalk gaps.

Also, the rear stabilizer wheel increases the scooter's stability.

In addition, for excellent stability, the scooter has an advanced automotive style tie-rod steering mechanism.

Lastly, the steering column can be folded. Also, the front axle can be removed to make the scooter even more compact.

5. KneeRover Economy

KneeRover Economy Knee Scooter Steerable Knee Walker with Dual Braking System

Functional Features

First, this scooter for broken foot is usable by anyone weighing up to 300 pounds.

Second, this knee scooter can be used by anyone who is 4’9’’ to 6’6” in height.

Third, it has four 7.5-inch solid rubber wheels that provide excellent stability, making it easy to steer while helping your balance.

Fourth, this scooter for broken foot can be used both indoors and outdoors.

Fifth, it can be used with either the left or right leg.

Also, the height of the comfortable, cushioned, and padded knee pad is easily adjustable for users of different heights. In addition, the knee pad can be used for either the left or right leg.

Furthermore, it has two adjustable locking hand brakes along with dual rear on-wheel brakes. By the way, these brakes provide the ability to quickly stop and control the scooter. Moreover, it has a simple push button parking brake on the handlebar.

In addition, the handlebar is adjustable to user’s height by turning knob on the steering column and pulling up or pushing down the handlebar.

Meanwhile, this scooter for broken foot has a quick release folding mechanism that uses an easy to use thumb-release lever on the steering column. Consequently, it is easy to move it. Also, the front axle can rotate 90 degrees, which makes it easy to transport and store.

Finally, it comes with a limited lifetime warranty on the side frame and cross braces. In addition, it has a one-year warranty for defects.

Physical Features

First, for the convenience and comfort of the user, the height of the handlebar is adjustable from 29 inches to 37 inches.

Second, the scooter’s lowest height is 29 inches.

Third, from front to back, the scooter is 31 inches deep.

Fourth, the two front wheels are 16 inches apart.

Also, the knee pad is 7 inches wide and 12.75 inches long.

In addition, the height of the knee pad can be adjusted from 16.5 inches to 22 inches above the floor.

Furthermore, no tools are needed to assemble and set up the scooter.

Incidentally, the knee walker weighs 21 pounds.

Finally, the height of this broken leg scooter with handlebar folded and knee pad removed is 16.5 inches.

PROS

Most of all, it has a quick release folding mechanism that uses an easy to use thumb-release lever on the steering column. Consequently, it is easy to move and store this scooter.

Also, the front axle can rotate 90 degrees, which makes it even more easy to transport and store.

CONS

However, it doesn't come with a basket.

6. KneeRover Steerable

KneeRover Steerable Knee Scooter Knee Walker

Functional Features

First, this scooter for broken foot is usable by anyone weighing up to 300 pounds.

Second, this knee scooter can be used by anyone who is 5’ to 6’6” in height.

Third, it has four 7.5-inch diameter non-marking polyurethane rubber wheels with shock absorbing clear windows that provide excellent stability, making it easy to steer while helping your balance.

Also, it can be used both indoors and outdoors.

In addition, this scooter for an injured foot can be used with either the left or right leg.

Furthermore, the comfortable 3.5" thick contoured knee pad’s height is easily adjustable, without tools, for users of different heights. Moreover, the knee pad can be used for either the left or right leg.

Next, the height of the comfortable, cushioned, and padded knee pad is easily adjustable for users of different heights. By the way, no tools are needed to adjust the knee pad’s height.

Also, it has two adjustable locking hand brakes along with ergonomic rubber hand grips, and rear drum brakes. By the way, these brakes provide immediate stopping capability to help control the scooter. Moreover, it has a simple push button parking brake on the handlebar.

In addition, the handlebar is adjustable to user’s height by turning knob on the steering column and pulling up or pushing down the handlebar.

Meanwhile, it has a quick thumb release lever on the steering column to fold the scooter. Consequently, it is easy to move and store this scooter. Also, the front axle can rotate 90 degrees, which makes it easy to transport and store.

Finally, it comes with a limited lifetime warranty on the side frame and cross braces. In addition, it has a one-year warranty for defects.

Physical Features

First, for the convenience and comfort of the user, the height of the handlebar is adjustable from 29.5 inches to 39 inches.

Second, the scooter’s lowest height is 29.5 inches.

Third, from front to back, the scooter is 31 inches deep.

Fourth, the two front wheels are 16 inches apart.

Meanwhile, the knee pad is 7 inches wide and 12.5 inches long.

Also, the height of the knee pad can be adjusted from 17.5 inches to 22 inches above the floor.

In addition, the scooter comes with a storage basket which is 9 inches wide, 11 inches long and 8 inches high.

Next, no tools are needed to assemble and set up the scooter..

Incidentally, the knee walker weighs 22.3 pounds.

Finally, the height of the scooter with handlebar folded and knee pad removed is 18 inches.

PROS

First, it has four non-marking, polyurethane, rubber wheels with shock-absorbing clear windows.

Next, it has a quick release folding mechanism that uses an easy to use thumb-release lever on the steering column. Consequently, it is easy to move and store this scooter.

Lastly, the front axle can rotate 90 degrees, which makes it even more easy to transport and store.

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