(HealthDay News) — Recovering fromknee replacement surgery takes time, and it’s important to prepare your home before the operation.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers this advice:
Make sure furniture spacing allows for easy movement via crutches, a cane or walker.
Remove rugs that you may trip on, and fasten any loose cords or wires.
Make sure you have a firm, high chair with a foot rest.
Equip your bathroom with a hand rail, raised toilet seat and shower chair.
Obtain helpful items such as a reach, shoehorn and long-handled sponge, so you don’t have to bend over often.
— Diana Kohnle