KNEE WALKERS MEASURING TIPS
Feb 18, 2022
For the most comfortable and safest operation it is important to get properly measured before attempting to select your ideal knee walker. Height ranges provided by manufacturers are intended to serve as a general guide, but since everyone’s legs and torsos are different proportions, measurement is the best way to be sure. When measuring, we recommend wearing shoes that you will wear while operating the knee walker.
FOR AN ACCURATE MEASUREMENT YOU WILL NEED:
- A tape measure
- Something solid to safely balance yourself with, such as a chair or counter
- An assistant to take the measurement is recommended
Once balanced, bend your leg that will be on the knee walker to a 90 degree angle. Please ensure that you are standing up straight and not leaning. Next, measure the distance from the bottom of your bent knee to the floor (see figure).
Please see our comparison chart to help find the recommended Elenker® products for you based on your measurement. You can also call our customer service hotline at (800)-513-5727 and we will be happy to assist you.
Note that all of our Elenker® products feature adjustable knee pad and handlebar heights to ensure you can dial in the most comfortable operating position with proper posture. Please see the images below which demonstrate proper posture. You will notice that the handlebar is set at waist height so the arms and hands are in a comfortable position. You can also see that the hips are even, with the uninjured foot flat on the ground, and the injured leg is at a 90 degree angle.