London Foot and Ankle Surgeon | Mr Andrew Roche FRCS | London Foot and Ankle - Consultant Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and The Lister Hospital in Chelsea, Mr Andrew Roche offers surgical and non-surgical treatment of a wide range adult and children’s foot and ankle problems for both Private and NHS patients.
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I'm having surgery on my left foot in a week so I needed to find an easy to to climb stairs as I live in a motor home. This iWalkFree appeared to be the perfect solution for the six to eight weeks I will be no weight bearing on that foot. This review will pretty much repeat what others have said about the "unfinished" aspects of the crutch. I have had the crutch about 4 days and have been practicing as much as possible before surgery. While practicing I am using standard crutches to keep my balance. Contrary to what is stated on their website, the learning curve is going to be quite lengthy. I am a big man, 6'2" and have a large circumference upper thigh. In fact, I'm about the limit to size capability of the product. I am right handed and as I need to attach the product to my left leg then the fitting and tightening of the straps is quite awkward. Second to proper fitting of the knee pad and the lower and upper strap is the ability to tighten the straps enough. In the left handed awkward position it is impossible for me to get the straps tight enough. It is a two person operation and shouldn't be. The upper strap maximum length is only 27 inches which, once the strap is inserted in the buckle, gives no excess strap to grab and pull in order to tighten. The straps fit into the buckles so tightly that removal is a major operation, again with two people. If you do not get the straps tight enough to prevent any movement of the beam on your leg, then you WILL fall. Period. This device must be so tight to the upper leg that it cannot move or you will fall. I spoke with a representative of the company and she told me that they are aware of the tightening issue and they are working on some changes. This tightening issue has been present and has been complained about for months. How difficult can it be to engineer a way to easily insert the straps and mechanically tighten them? I can go to my local hardware and buy two mechanical ratchet straps for $20 and they will work better then the existing straps. As I indicated in the title this product can be dangerous if not properly fitted and tightened, but the improper engineering of the product prevents me from doing either. I really believe the manufacturer has had plenty of time to correct these issues. Lengthening the upper strap is a no brainer and would cost very little to do so. The concept of the crutch is good, but be careful. The price is too high for this product.
There's a bit of a time lag, even when you hook it up to external speakers. MUCH better when you do that though. I Think it's a bit better for guitar than bass. It comes with a pretty good selection of songs stock, but you have the option to purchase from a really nice library of songs.
This is a great little pillow for a new born. It will work great for a few months. It's a great baby shower gift and is made from quality materials. It's very soft and can wipe clean if necessary.