Dr. Jurek is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in shoulder surgery as well as sports medicine. She has focused fellowship training in both specialities.
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Why a scooter?
If you have an ankle or foot injury or surgery that requires that you stay off of your foot, a knee scooter (also referred to as a knee walker) is a great alternative to crutches. A knee scooter lets you get around without completely occupying your hands while you are standing or walking.
If you have to get around in tight spaces, we suggest a scooter with swivel wheels. If you must traverse long distances in a relatively straight line, we suggest one without wheels. Scooters with a basket are highly recommended.
Should you buy or rent your scooter?
You may either buy or rent a knee scooter. Most insurances do not pay for knee scooters, but there are the occasional exceptions. If your insurance does cover a knee scooter and you are in the Seattle area, you can work with one of the companies listed below. Sometimes the companies will bill your insurance but more often you will have to submit the claim form to your insurance yourself.
If your insurance does not cover knee scooters you can purchase one for around $130 or you can rent them for $110 – $160 per month. If you are going to be using the scooter for more than a few weeks, it is usually worth it to buy the knee scooter.
If your insurance does cover a scooter, check with them before purchasing to see exactly what you will have to submit for payment.
Seattle Area Knee Scooter Rentals:
Access Medical Equipment
7612 Aurora Ave N.
Innovations in Mobility
Free insurance billing and free round-trip shipping via UPS ground shipping
Courtesy of Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas
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