FAQ

How much does the LegSim cost?

Every LegSim is custom built according to each user's height, weight, condition and lifestyle. As a result of these factors, options can be added or subtracted, causing the price to vary.

To obtain a quote for a device that meets your requirements, please visit our Contact Us page. We will respond to your inquiry in a timely fashion.

We provide a money back guarantee! If the LegSim does not work for you, return it, paying only shipping, handling and a restocking fee.

Is it reimbursable through Medicare or other insurance?

Yes!

If you're in the VA System or have a compensation claim, you can obtain a LegSim at no expense to you.

Individuals with health insurance, Medicare or TRICARE are also eligible for reimbursement with a letter from a doctor stating that you have a "medical necessity," using the code L5999.

What payment options are available?

Currently, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and PayPal.

How and where do I get a LegSim?

Our walking systems require fitting and adjustments made by prosthetists or physical therapists. We work with the contact specialist who will fax or email us your measurements. Consulting with the specialist, we then configure a unit specifically for you to ensure correct body alignment and comfort.

What's the difference between the ED Walker and the LegSim?

The ED Walker is now the trademark name for Hartford Walking Systems' device that can be rented for short-term rehabilitation use. The LegSim is the trademark name for the prosthetic device that may be purchased for those in need of long-term or permanent use of an adjustable walking system. The devices are the same, just trademarked for specific markets.

Does this device work with above the knee amputations?

Yes, the LegSim can be used by individuals with above and below knee amputations as well as those with hip disarticulations.

What are the benefits of the LegSim?

The LegSim is an innovation in assisted walking. It functions as a tool and comfortable permanent walking device for lower extremity injuries and above/below knee amputations. Many benefits can be achieved because of its design including increased stability, mobility, improved body alignment and freeing the user's hands.

The LegSim complements prosthesis usage by minimizing harm to affected limbs and affords one the opportunity to maintain a more active, fit lifestyle not possible with traditional crutches. It can also serve as a substitute, employed any time individuals are without their prosthesis to avoid hopping, using wheelchairs, crutches or walkers.

Gender-based gel seats and customized components contribute to comfort, independence, and improved experiences during recovery and daily activities. Patients' accounts emphasize nominal shoulder stress and fatigue, less wear and tear on "hoppers," and increased confidence in their ability to navigate.

How would I know if I'm a good candidate for a LegSim?

If you can stand on one leg and straighten the knee on your sound side, or if you can hop and maintain balance, you're probably a good candidate. For most it's easy; others may need to strengthen certain muscle groups.

Are the feet on the Hartford Walking System devices long-lasting?

The typical life for a foot's tread is approximately two years.

Can I travel with this device?

The LegSim allows its user to navigate narrow aircraft aisles and can easily be stored away by a flight attendant, eliminating the need of narrow wheelchairs offered by airlines.

Driving or riding in a vehicle is much easier with this device as well. No longer does an amputee need to hop around or lean against the vehicle to put a regular walker in the trunk or back seat. The user is able to sit on the vehicle's seat and put the LegSim on the adjacent seat or wherever most convenient. Shopping is also much easier...some people report using a backpack to carry items.

Can this device be used in snow?

Yes. Actually, the first walking system was developed because of the need to have a device that wouldn't slip when Mr. Schrader, the inventor, was walking down a snow-covered street.

Can this device be used on grass or in the sand?

Yes, if the ground is firm.

What is the most popular reason for purchasing a LegSim?

Actually, there are many depending on the user. Avoiding hopping is a major reason when one is without (or does not want to take time to put on) their prosthesis. This is frequently the case getting up during the night to use the bathroom. Hopping is dangerous and has been proven to have an adverse affect on the good limb and joints. A primary one is to facilitate wearing or complement an existing prosthesis. Relieving shoulder, back, arm and hand stress/pain is important to many. Some users, regularly confined to a wheelchair, report this to be their only alternative to stand and move about easily. Freeing both hands while upright and resting on its seat, allows engaging in common and complex tasks not possible with other ambulatory devices

What conferences do you attend?

We always attend the Amputee Coalition of America Conference.