Improving the lives of below-knee amputees

The iWALK 3.0 has created quite a buzz in the below-knee amputee community. Whether you’re pre-amputation, post-amputation, or already using your permanent prosthetic, iWALK 3.0 is a game changing temporary lower leg prosthetic that many below-knee amputees use daily.

Your Backup Device

As a below-knee amputee, there will often be times when you can’t use your permanent prosthetic. Soreness, irritation, bruises and wounds can make wearing your prosthetic too painful to wear. You may have to give your residual limb a rest for weeks at a time, often under Doctor’s orders. The iWALK3.0 places pressure on different areas of the leg, so it gives those tired muscles and joints a break.

Or perhaps repairs and adjustments mean you have to do without your prosthetic for days. It’s also a great alternative if you don’t want to subject your expensive prosthetic to water, mud, sand and other contaminants. Crutches used to be the only alternative, but not any more. The iWALK3.0 is your reliable backup device, allowing you to quickly and easily transition from your prosthetic, maintaining your freedom and a functional lifestyle.

iWALK Wear and Tear

The iWALK crutch was designed for typical lower leg injuries such as achilles ruptures and broken ankles. The typical usage time is 3-10 weeks. While the iWALK crutch wasn’t intended for long-term or permanent use, it is quite durable, especially when you consider its light weight. The best advice we can give is to consider your iWALK to be similar to a training shoe – very durable, but will not last forever. How long it lasts depends largely on the frequency and conditions of use, and it should be replaced at the end of its useful life. But unlike a shoe, all the parts are actually replaceable, so get in touch if any part of your iWALK3.0 is showing signs of damage or wear.

Above-knee amputees cannot use an iWALK crutch without a prosthetic assistive device.

Physical Requirements

In addition to the usual iWALK sizing needs, below-knee amputees need to have a minimum 4” (10cm) of residual limb. You also need to be able to tolerate weight on that shin. There may be other complications but in our experience most below-knee amputees adapt easily to the iWALK 3.0.