I’ve been using the freedom leg for a few weeks now, and it has changed everything. I have sores from using crutches that are Still Healing. Meanwhile this device hasn’t caused a single issue! I have better balance and my good leg isn’t fatigued because my bad leg can take the weight! Not only has my quality of life improved, but I can easily carry things as well. From a cup of coffee, to moving boxes (which is when I broke it) it’s the Best investment I could have made. SO worth it!
I’m a surgeon and was told I need to be on crutches for 3 months and wouldn’t be able to operate. Thanks to freedom let I can operate after 2 weeks
I highly recommend the Freedom Leg to replace crutches if you can. I was introduced to it for a previous surgery when a friend lent me his. I had another surgery and this time purchased my own. I was given an I-Walk and tried it for a few days which convinced me to buy the Freedom Leg. The orthopedic staff was quite impressed with it and other patients are always asking me if I wouldn’t mind answering their questions which I am always glad do.
So as a serial ortho patient with 4 total joint replacements and have had a very complicated right ankle break (tri-maleolar unstable) and an ankle replacement as a result, I was looking for an alternative. I tried a scooter…total PITA for an active person. I tried iwalk… way better than a scooter for an active person but a bit clumsy in lots of ways. Enter Freedom Leg … I just had left ankle 2X arthrodesis and I put the FL on 2 hours post-surgery. What a feeling of freedom! I was able to stand at stove today and cook breakfast and get around the house with ease…even the stairs! My advice is to get it before your surgery (if it is planned) fit it, practice a bit so you are prepared. It is icy and snowy here in Vermont so I use hiking poles as added balance and safety when outside.
Fantastic product! Freedom Leg perfectly describes it!
I had surgery on my foot 3 weeks ago and need to be completely non-weight bearing for months. I was using a knee scooter in the house and tried crutches outside. The crutches exhausted me and limited what I could do. I couldn’t walk my dogs, clean up the yard or go up and down my steps. Freedom Leg allows me to do all these and many more. I am so happy I bought it. I was hesitant because I read some older reviews about quality issues, but the 3.0 version is very well made. Make sure to use the screws vs the pop in restraint at the bottom piece. Maybe it was just mine, but the pop in part came out on its own and would have dropped me if I hadn’t noticed and switched it out with the screws they sent. I use a cane with mine just to make sure, but it is really quite sturdy.
I will say I don’t think it is for everyone, I’m pretty muscular and have good balance. I have no issue, but I could see where an older person with balance issues might not feel safe on it. So long as I pay attention, I can pretty much do anything I want, but a lot slower and more deliberately. I also won’t go up or down stairs or curbs without a handrail.
Make sure to get a prescription before you buy so you can have insurance pay some of the cost.
I’m really happy I bought it, although it is a chunk of money. My dogs are too.