K9 - Orthopaedic Walking Aid
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ruptured achillesbroken anklebroken footamputationsprained anklegoutbunionsdiabetic ulcerfractured heel
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gives ease of movement leaving your hands free
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The K-9 Orthopaedic Walking Aids

 - The alternative: wheels in place of crutches for lower leg injuries
Crutches Vs. K9 Walk Aid

Crutches Vs. K9 Walk Aid

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The K9 leg trolley is an orthopaedic 4 (four) wheeled walker and is used to aid mobility following a lower leg injury such as a ruptured Achilles tendon, amputation, broken ankle, broken foot, bunions, diabetic ulcer, fractured heel, sprained ankle and gout. Due to it's double thrust bearing castor wheel base, it increases mobility replacing crutches and helps with circulation and physiotherapy.

Conventional walking aids like crutches are difficult to use. Problems that rapidly become apparent include fatigue and soreness of the hands, axilla and chest wall. The hands cannot be used for other purposes and occasionally a carpal tunnel syndrome develops.

The Orthopaedic Trolley can, in many situations, liberate the patient from crutches. It is a lightweight wheeled walking aid which, with the knee flexed, supports the shin. It is easily steered with knee pressure, leaving the hands free and it allows far more mobility than crutch-walking.

Click here to read what a well known BBC journalist had to say about the K9 Walking Aid


4 Wheel Walker

Other advantages of wheeled walkers include:

The walker allows hands and arms free for normal use
Can be steered with the knee and becomes a kind of substitute lower leg
Scoots 2 or 3 metres at one push due it's four (4) wheels
Very manoeuvrable, turns in its own length giving full mobility to the patient
Becomes a footrest when seated
Adjustable for height in 30 seconds for users from about 4' 8" (1.42m) tall upwards
Weighs only 6kgs and can be dismantled into 4 pieces for packaging

A clinical trial at a British hospital showed that older people get on well with orthopaedic walking aids although they are unable to use crutches. A mentally handicapped and overweight patient who couldn't co-ordinate crutches used the K9 wheeled walker without difficulty.

Patients are finding when they use wheeled walkers that they have mobility much sooner and consequently leaving hospital significantly earlier. Also, as the K9 has a four (4) wheel base the user, being able to get about more easily and comfortably, is inclined to take much more exercise and keep in better physical condition.

Advantages of Orthopaedic Walking Aids

When a leg is not used the muscles quickly weaken and waste. By using an Orthopaedic Trolley the leg is at least weight bearing from the knee up so the thigh muscles remain normal.

The Orthopaedic Trolley walking aid has proved to be a boon for patients with the conditions listed below.

Ruptured Achilles Tendon
Broken Ankle
Broken Foot
Amputation of lower leg
Sprained Ankle
Diabetic Ulcer
Fractured Heel

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