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  1. I noticed that some models here have the wheels that can be used by the person sitting in the chair, and some look like they would have to be pushed. Is that accurate? Is there a particular one that you’d recommend for someone who wants to wheel themselves around, as opposed to being transported by someone else?

  2. This was is an excellent article that covers absolutely everything you can think of. Not to sound rude but I didn’t know there were so many factors when it comes to buying a wheelchair, I thought there were just standard and electric. Everything is explained really well, very good work on the article and guide.

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thank you.

  3. Several members of my extended family have Marfan syndrome, and three close friends have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. They either walk with canes, or use wheelchairs and they get an awful lot of “you’re too young to be in a wheelchair, you look perfectly healthy.” The doctors tried to throw “graded exercise” at almost all of them, and it didn’t do anything to make them feel better. Opioids are the only thing that helps, particularly with injuries. Fortunately, our Government is not as paranoid as America’s yet. Anyone who tells my friends and family to suck it up and exercise gets a nice lecture about connective tissue disorders and tendon injuries. They get the same if they pry into the details of my chronic pain. Hopefully it makes them think.

  4. I’m really liking the look of the Karman Ergo Flight wheelchair – and to think it’s under 20 pounds. Overall this article is an AMAZING resource. It covers absolutely everything you need to know about each wheelchair and it’s so easy to navigate. The Medline 2 transport wheelchair you recommended looks the best, mainly because of the removable armrests – too bad about no storage or pockets. Are there accessories available? Perhaps a pouch to attach?

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Chase. Yes, the Medline Hybrid 2 is a bit short on accessories so if a pouch is a must, you’re better off with the Karman Ergo Flight. Hope that helps!

  5. Loved your article! I have a loved one who is on the market for a new wheelchair. One point you made in your article was safety, concerning the tread on the wheels. This is a point I never thought to consider when purchasing a new wheelchair. Are the wheels interchangeable for most wheelchairs? Or do suggest a certain brand?

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Hi Blake, as far as I know, wheels aren’t interchangeable. As far as the brand is concerned, you can’t go wrong with Drive Medical!

  6. Thanks for this blog, your suggestions to find a good electric wheelchair are superb.

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