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What do I need at home to recover from knee surgery?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
When you get home from the hospital after knee replacement surgery, you will have trouble bending to sit, getting dressed, and picking things up. To make your daily activities easier, you may need some special home equipment, including:

  •  a raised toilet seat
  •  a shower seat 
  •  a long-handled shower sponge
  •  a long-handled shoe horn
  •  crutches, a walker, or a cane
  •  a reacher for helping you get dressed and picking things up
  •  a sock aid for putting on your socks

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