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Steerable Knee Walker


The DV8 Steerable knee walker by Drive Medical provides a comfortable pain free alternative to crutches and is ideal for individuals who are recovering from foot surgery, breaks, sprains, amputations and ulcers of the foot. This innovative and stylish crutch substitute can be easily adjusted without tools to meet your needs allowing for increased maneuverability. The DV8 is equipped with large 8" casters and dual frame design providing maximum control when used indoors or outdoors. This knee walker comes standard with tool free height adjustable dual hand brakes ensuring optimal safety and security when in use. The extra thick leg pad can be height adjusted and is channeled to provide increased stability allowing for a pain free comfortable experience. One of the greatest features of the DV8 knee walker is how easily the unit folds without tools making travel, storage or just getting around easy.


  • 8" casters are ideal for indoor/outdoor use
  • Deluxe lever brakes ensure safety
  • Dual hand brakes for added safety
  • EZ handle height adjustment
  • Ideal for individuals recovering from foot surgery, breaks, sprains, amputation and ulcers of the foot
  • Knee walker can be steered for increased maneuverability
  • Leg pad can be height adjusted without tools
  • Leg pad with "Channel" provides added stability and comfort
  • Sturdy dual frame adds stability and durability
  • Tiller can be easily folded for storage and transportation
  • Tool free height adjustment


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Handle Height 33" - 37.5"
Unit Dimensions 17" (W) x 32" (D)
Knee Pad Height 17.5" - 21.5"
Pad Dimensions 7.25" (W) x 14.25" (D)
Weight 19 lbs.
Carton Shipping Weight 26 lbs.
Weight Limit 300 lbs.
Warranty Limited Lifetime, Lifetime Warranty on Brake Cable
Parts for 790


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Customer Questions and Answers

Can using a knee walker for six years cause knee pain (one on pad,) and carpal tunnel syndrome? Chris Seldon

Asked by: Chris Seldon
Thank you for your inquiry. Drive has no indication of this. Since everybody's condition is different this is a question you need to ask your therapist. Thank you again, Jazmin @ Drive.
Answered by: Jazmin G
Date published: 2018-03-16

I believe I have an earlier model of the 790 made from steel. HX59JP.... can I assume that the only difference between the earlier model and the aluminum model is the material, otherwise everything else is principally the same? Thanks

Asked by: SamD
Thank you for your inquiry. We basically have the same features except the material. Thank you again, Jazmin @ Drive.
Answered by: Jazmin G
Date published: 2018-03-15

I am trying to find a solution for a 10-year-old with multiple sclerosis, who needs something to move herself around using her leg muscles. Could a back be attached to the back of the scooter, so she could sit on it?

Asked by: Cristin
Thank you for your inquiry. Since this is not what the unit is designed for Drive cannot recommend this modification. Thank you again, Jazmin @ Drive.
Answered by: Jazmin G
Date published: 2018-03-16

What is the metal key used for?

Asked by: NSPoodlelady2
Thank you for your inquiry. Once tiller is in place and handles are aligned correctly with the wheels, tighten the screw (figure 2) using an allen key by turning clockwise. Thank you again Jazmin @ Drive.
Answered by: Jazmin G
Date published: 2018-03-15

Just received my drive unit. the clamp bolt for the handle is in 6 pieces and I am not sure how if goes together. Can you send me a pic of the proper way to assemble?

Asked by: garlic
Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, we can not send via anything. Thank you again Jazmin @ Drive.
Answered by: Jazmin G
Date published: 2018-03-14

Are knee scooters available in spain if so please give me the name and address,telephone number thankyou

Asked by: Hall
Thank you for your inquiry, purchase online: to locate a provider, please use our provider network found here: or you can use the ‘locate a Thank you for your inquiry. Currently we do not have providers in this location, you can provider’ button at the top of the page. Hope this helps, thank you again, Jazmin @ Drive.
Answered by: Jazmin G
Date published: 2018-03-14

I needed a specific part for my knee scooter (#790). I would like to send a picture. Can someone in the parts department contact me at the email below? Thanks, Les Beare

Asked by: LesB
Thank you for your inquiry. We can not do that. Thank you again, Jazmin @ Drive.
Answered by: Jazmin G
Date published: 2018-03-16

The handle bars and the wheels should move together. Now, the wheel unit changes direction while I hold the handle bars steady, or I move the handlebars, but the wheels don't change direction. How can I lock these two parts so they work together again?

Asked by: Steve4Katie
Thank you for your inquiry. Here is a pdf form copyof the Owners Manual. Should you have any additional questions, Please contact our customer support, toll-free (866) 694-5085 - 8:30 am - 8:00 pm (EST). Thank You again, Jazmin @ Drive.
Answered by: Jazmin G
Date published: 2018-03-12
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Customer Reviews

DV8 Steerable Aluminum Knee Walker is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 9 out of 10 knee scooter I give the scooter a 9 out of 10. The scooter is light weight, very easy to control. I am an engineer by profession so I can admire a great mechanism. Sure beats crutches. I do have one vise. The knee platform or cushion surface. I know the company is proud of its name but the "drive" logo that features raised letters is a terrible idea. I invite the designer to put on a pair of running pants or shorts and ride around his office all day and evaluate what this does to his or her knee cap. Very abrasive. With an injured foot comes a raw knee cap suffered from the raised "drive" logo on the cushion.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very ballanced I have been using your walker for 7 months now. I have crps after surgery no weight to my right ankle. The wheels will not hold up. They also do not do well in parking lots. I fixed it though. I replaced the old wheels with foam filled wheels from a magliner dolly. Gives better balance and made it all terrain. I would have paid an exray $150 at least if given this option. I also have a three wheel kneerover that is junk. The drive walker is much better but an all terrain was not offered. I hope this helps others.
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Knee scooter - nice to have, better that crutches I did not purchase this but rented it from a local medical supply store. It is much easier than crutches but the pad has bruised my knee. I have covered it with a thick soft baby blanket and it made a huge difference. I wish the front wheels were wider as I have to wear shoes so I don't run over my toes. And I wish the back wheels were wider as it might help it be more stable. I found doorway thresholds, cracks in the sidewalk or uneven sidewalks, small rocks can really throw you if you aren't careful. It has helped me become more mobile but when you have to use it, it doesn't seem so fun anymore.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Helpful but need improvement I had surgery on my ankle and have to use this since I can not put any weight on my foot for 6-8 weeks. I have fallen a number of times and am not comfortable at all. I feel the stability is better if the seat is turned around or back further so not all the weight is up front, as well if the handle bars were designed more like a bike (with an angle that supports more great concept and I use and am thankful for much better than crutches. Also the word drive sticking up in middle leaves imprint my knee barley makes it all the way across.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This walker has made my life better I've had major ankle problems for about four years. Most of the time I can walk, but only limited distances. Sometimes I can't walk at all. Before I started using this walker I tried various crutches. Going any distance was slow and exhausting. With this walker I can zip around faster than I could walk (given the right surface). It can get hard on the knee after a while, but I have gone on vacations, wheeling all over cities to museums, etc. for days on end and been OK. I'd rather be walking, but this is the best alternative I've found. Mine is still going strong after close to two years.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible This is the most incredible thing for when I broke my ankle. I ride it to work every day and I can easily load it in and out of my car every day because I can lift it with one hand and hop into the car. (don't worry I broke my non driving foot). The scooter has honestly made everything so much easier. I can actually use my hands I can get around the office I can help out around the house. Crutches were useless and so annoying. I can also go to the gym and grab weights and work out...its been absolutely amazing. Also its super fast when you want it to be which is amazing for commuting. I love this thing.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steerable knee walker I broke my ankle and had surgery to put in a plate and screws. I came home from the hospital with a walker and wheelchair. The walker ws a nightmare for me and I didn't feel safe with it. I saw the knee walker online and thought that it would work for me. What a genius product! My life is so much easier with this product. I do not use it outside as our yard is very uneven and rocky. I would recommend this knee walker for anyone having ankle issues.
Date published: 2016-08-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lynnette Huml I bought this for my mate after he was told to stay off his leg as much as possible to reduce swelling and to allow the wound caused by leg ulcers to heal better after a skin graph it was doing great but i'm not sure if it was just the amount of use or faulty metal but the the part that is listed as 20 on the diagram which is the knee pad bar torn and the knee pad part is no longer able to be used due to the the bar ripping, we've had the scooter since dec. 13th of 2016 it's now july 5th it only lasted 7 months i'm really looking for a replacement knee pad pole but buy it for 50$ is outrageous.
Date published: 2017-07-05
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