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mslendzion

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Drive home from hospital. Truck or car?
« on: January 11, 2012, 01:27:41 AM »
Would it be easier to go home in a car or truck?
Left BHR 1/9/12 Dr. Schmitt

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Re: Drive home from hospital. Truck or car?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2012, 02:00:51 AM »
I rode in a Honda Accord, front seat reclined comfortably and had no problem at all with the choice of vehicle. I think as long as you are able to move the seat back up and down to get comfortable, that is most important. Take some pillows along and folded blankets to help with support.
Steve, Dr. Gross bilateral, uncemented Biomet, January 10 & 12, 2011, Columbia S.C.

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Re: Drive home from hospital. Truck or car?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012, 11:22:20 PM »
I just drove home today (3.5 hours) in a minivan.  Similar to getting into a pickup, or at least more pickup-like than a car.

I chose this vehicle so that I would be going UP to get in.  My fear of using the car is that getting into a low seat will be harder to keep the 90 degree rule.  That may not be true, but I didn't want to risk it.

Andy
Andy - Right Biomet uncemented HR with Dr. Gross on 1/11/2012......GO BOILERS!

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Re: Drive home from hospital. Truck or car?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012, 11:26:36 PM »
You were absolutely right .....most leg room getting in and out ...use a stool to get into a high vehicle if you have to ....the most pqin I experienced immediately post op was trying to climb into a car......
bilateral hip resurfacing.  Dr. de Smet.  May 2012

 

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