I have found a new product and I am so excited to share my discovery. Recovering from a re-amputation of my left leg have made the past six weeks difficult. Having a newborn and an active eight year old at home, and being with the use of my prosthesis, has been both frustrating and exhausting. Everything is more difficult when I am relegated to my crutches or knee scooter.
Last week I was searching for a new tip for my crutches when I happened upon a new product. I saw the photo of the iWalk Hands Free Crutch and was immediately intrigued. The prospect of having full use of my hands while walking felt too good to be true, but after some research I decided to take a leap. I ordered the crutch, paying extra for quick shipping, and anxiously waited for the UPS truck to arrive.
The iWalk Hands Free Crutch has a platform similar to my knee scooter but offers straps to secure the device on my remaining leg. The bottom of the crutch is reminiscent of my prosthesis, so I had no trouble transitioning to this new mechanism. I literally strapped it on, took a step and haven’t looked back.
Even though I am without my prosthesis, I feel like I have regained my mobility because of this device. What an ingenious design! I really wish I had known about this crutch weeks ago, I could have saved myself a lot of frustration.
I am now able to take care of my children without constantly pestering my husband to help carry or hold things for me. I feel so safe using the crutch that I am now able to carry my baby around the house. It feels wonderful and liberating to be able to independently put my baby in his crib at night!
This crutch is perfect for below knee amputees who are recovering from revision surgeries or are nursing limb wounds. While I still prefer my prosthesis, I may have found the next best thing.