Cindy reviews additional equipment which may be helpful after a knee replacement surgery. Reminder: Adaptive Equipment doesn't work the same for everyone in every situation, so be sure to keep your receipt and make sure the equipment works for you.
***Note*** Please check for details when ordering equipment for the bathroom. Some items may not be returnable due to being used for hygiene.
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Initially after a hip replacement surgery you will not be able to bend over to put your socks on or tie your shoes. Slip on shoes or adding elastic/silicone shoe strings to your regular lace up shoes will be helpful. We recommend that slip on shoes have a back to them for safety. See the links below for examples of no tie shoe laces.
Wheeled walkers work best with the addition of something on the back legs that will slide across the floor. Often used are walker ski glides and tennis balls. Be aware of extensive use of either item, outside on concrete, gravel, etc. can cause wear or debris collection, which may result in scratching or snagging of flooring.
A car assist handle can be useful for hand placement to assist standing up from or sitting down onto a car seat post surgery. Please note that these do not work with all cars. See the highlighted video link below for demonstration and the highlighted product titles for further product information.
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Lighting is very important, especially at night for the pathway to the bathroom. A motion sensor light is a good option, coming on only as needed. A battery operated light can increase options on placement. Click on the highlighted product title below for more details.
Attempting to carry items while using a walker after surgery can decrease your safety. A walker basket or walker tray are a couple of options to improve your independence and safety while on the walker. There are many types of baskets, trays and bags available for walkers, though not all fit every walker. See the highlighted links below for examples.
Having a good place to seat after a hip replacement surgery is important. You should not be sitting on a surface that is too low, placing your hips below your knees. Some individuals raise the height of their existing recliner or chair by building a wooden platform for it to sit on. Caution should be taken that the chair is secured to or within the elevated platform so that the chair cannot slide off. Check out the video in this series on How to Make & Use a Platform Riser. There are various furniture risers/elevators on the market as well. See highlighted product titles below for some examples.
Again, there are many products on the market, please check the details and save your receipt in order to make sure the product will work for you.