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  • Durable steel frame provides reliable stability when using...
  • Superior maneuverability in narrow indoor layouts
  • Cushioned armrests and swing away footrests ensure comfort
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A wheelchair is always needed when a person can no longer walk on their own. This may be necessary after an accident that restricts walking ability, but chronic diseases may also be the cause of the necessity. Often older people also need a wheelchair. These walking aids are mainly used in hospitals and nursing homes, but there are also numerous products for private use.

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Drive Medical Lightweight Steel Transport Wheelchair, Fixed Full Arms, 19" Seat, Silver
  • Durable steel frame provides reliable stability when using independently or with assistance
  • Superior maneuverability in narrow indoor layouts ,Back Height - 18 inches
  • Cushioned armrests and swing away footrests ensure comfort
  • Chair and backrest fold flat for easy transportation
  • Nylon seat upholstery is simple to clean

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In principle, the various models of wheelchairs can be distinguished according to their comfort and the amount of force required to move them.

Standard wheelchairs are mostly used in hospitals and other inpatient facilities. These are rather heavy and only equipped with the most important functions – therefore they are not suitable for permanent operation. Due to the high weight, these models cannot usually be operated by the patient himself, which is why the patient has to be pushed by a caregiver or a relative. These products offer only limited individualization and the lowest comfort of the models available on the market.

As the name suggests, lightweight wheelchairs are much lighter and therefore easier to handle. The patient who is dependent on this walking aid can partly move the model himself and is therefore much less restricted. However, the effort required for independent movement by the patient is still relatively high, which also makes long-term use strenuous.

The so-called active wheelchairs are regarded as a modern alternative. These are characterised by a particularly individual adaptation to the patient: The seat height, for example, can be perfectly adjusted here. The amount of force required for independent movement is thus minimal, giving the patient a great deal of freedom of movement. Although these products are usually very expensive, they are worthwhile for long-term use.

Positioning wheelchairs are used for patients suffering from multiple severe disabilities. These have a separate head section that keeps the patient’s head upright and allows a certain amount of freedom of movement even for non-mobile persons.

Many of these wheelchairs can only be used over long distances if the walking aid is pushed by a second person. This means less effort for the patient, but also creates dependency – absolutely self-determined locomotion is only possible over short distances.

Light and manoeuvrable wheelchairs can also be operated by the patient himself by turning the wheels with both hands or – for example during amputations – with one hand. Many wheelchair users feel more comfortable in these models, as it is difficult for patients, especially after sudden accidents, to rely on the help of another person to such an extent. This type of drive therefore provides significantly more self-determination.

In the case of severely handicapped people, electric wheelchairs are often used which the patient can operate himself. These models are usually very expensive, but offer the wheelchair user a very high level of comfort and also ensure that he is no longer so dependent on outside help.
The cost of a wheelchair can range up to 7,000 euros for modern and complex models. Health insurance companies often only pay for standard or lightweight wheelchairs or subsidise the purchase with only a fraction of the purchase price.

TOP 5 Wheelchair Bestseller

Drive Medical Blue Streak Wheelchair with Flip Back Desk Arms, Swing Away Footrests, 18" Seat
  • Cutting-edge wheelchair design makes independent mobility enjoyable. Width open with 20 inch seat is 26 inch
  • Detachable desk arms and premium swing-away leg rests provide customizable support. Seat-To-floor Height- 19.5 inches
  • 18" padded nylon wheelchair seat ensures lasting comfort and is easy to clean
  • Durable tires feature push-to-lock functionality for safety. Comes with calf strap
  • Overall Dimensions: 42"(L) x 24"(W) x 36"(H); Closed Width: 12.5"; Seat Dimensions: 16"(D) x 18"(W) x 19.5"(H); Armrest Height: 8"; Weight Capacity: 250 lbs
Drive Medical Silver Sport 1 Wheelchair with Full Arms and Swing away Removable Footrest
  • Powder coated silver vein steel frame with nylon upholstery is durable, lightweight, attractive, and easy to clean
  • Urethane tires mounted on composite wheels provide durability and low maintenance; Comes with push-to-lock wheel locks
  • Padded arms for comfort and a carry pocket on backrest provides additional convenience
  • Folding back canes for transport and storage; Plastic foot plates.Overall length (with riggings) 43.5 inches
  • Overall Dimensions: 43.5"(L) x 24"(W) x 36"(H); Closed Width: 11"; Seat Dimensions: 15.75"(D) x 18"(W) x 19.5"(H); Armrest Height: 8"; Weight Capacity: 250 lbs.Seat Height : 19.5 Inches
Drive Medical Lightweight Steel Transport Wheelchair, Fixed Full Arms, 19" Seat, Silver
  • Durable steel frame provides reliable stability when using independently or with assistance
  • Superior maneuverability in narrow indoor layouts ,Back Height - 18 inches
  • Cushioned armrests and swing away footrests ensure comfort
  • Chair and backrest fold flat for easy transportation
  • Nylon seat upholstery is simple to clean
Drive Medical Cruiser III Light Weight Wheelchair with Various Flip Back Arm Styles and Front Rigging Options, Black, 20"
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Medline Strong and Sturdy Wheelchair with Desk-Length Arms and Swing-Away Leg Rests for Easy Transfers, 18” Seat
  • Comfortable and durable ride | Desk length arms and swing away footrests make transfers easy
  • This wheelchair features a long-lasting, attractive hammertone finish | Durable nylon upholstery is comfortable
  • Premium welds stand up to rigorous use
  • Mag wheels with smooth-rolling, flat-free tires | Foot powered movement increases mobility with 2" seat-height adjustments (hemi-height)
  • 300-lb. weight capacity | 38-lb. product weight, without leg rests | Seat dimensions are 18 x 16 inches
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