Hip / Knee Replacement Operation
Aids, Equipment and Products
Both Knee and Hip replacement operations are now common place, and the recovery times are reducing as technology advances.
The recovery period is the most important part of the treatment, as what you do during this time will help determine the success of the operation.
During your recovery period you may benefit from using some of the Aids or Equipment listed below, not all of which are available on the National Health
Following a Knee replacement Operation your mobility will be reduced until you knee heals. Bending of the knee may prove painful, but vital to help the muscles strengthen and prevent the knee from seizing up.
Following a Hip replacement Operation you will require all seating at a higher level than normal during your recovery period, so as to prevent restricted circulation at your groin. You will also find bending down difficult.
In the Bathroom
Raised toilet seat – This raises your sitting hight
Toilet Surround –To help raise and lower yourself on and off the toilet
Grab Bars – Useful for helping get in and out of the bath
Bath Boards – You can sit and ” Top & Tail” wash
Shower Seat / Stool – Help take your weight off your knee while showering
Limbo Shower Cover – To cover your knee in the shower
To Help Prevent Bending
Reachers – To Pick up objects
Sock Aid – Help putting your socks on
Tight Aid – Pull your tights on
Compresion Stocking Aid – Help pulling up your stocking
Leg Lifter – Help lifting your leg
Walking Frame (Zimmer)
Swivel Seat – To manoeuvre into and out of a car
Handy Bar – Support For gettin in and out of a car
Elephant Feet – To raise the hight of a chair
Commode – If access to your normal toilet is now too difficult for you
Cosyfeet Footware – Extra roomy shoes and slippers for swollen feet
Cosyfeet socks – Extra roomy socks for swollen feet
All the above AIDS are available at our shop