Health Tip: Recovering After Knee Replacement07/24/14
(HealthDay News) -- Recovering from knee replacement surgery
takes time, and it's important to prepare your home before the
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers this
- 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
- Make sure you have a firm, high chair with a foot rest.
- Equip your bathroom with a hand rail, raised toilet seat and
- Obtain helpful items such as a reacher, shoehorn and
long-handled sponge, so you don't have to bend over often.
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