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Knee Replacement

What equipment is used for physical therapy after knee replacement surgery?

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  • ATravis M. Hendry, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of Intermountain Healthcare
    Before you leave the hospital after knee replacement surgery, your doctor will recommend special equipment that will help you recover. Your equipment may include:
    • A walker.
    • TED (thrombo embolic deterrent) hose (elastic stockings used to help prevent blood clots in your legs)
    • A CPM (continuous passive motion) machine is occasionally used.
    A social worker will also meet with you to discuss services you might need after you leave. These services may include home care or nursing services.
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