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lgbran

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What mechanical aids are needed?
« on: August 21, 2013, 07:20:08 AM »
Hello,
Not sure if this is covered alsewhere but what aids are needed post op. I.e.  crutches , walking frame and others on release to your home?
RBHR 11/11/13 by Stephen McMahon @
The Avenue Hospital Melbourne Australia

Marco Polo

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Re: What mechanical aids are needed?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2013, 11:17:57 AM »
I found the following to be very useful:  crutches (I graduated to using a crutch and walking pole quite quickly), raised toilet seat, sock putter on-er (not sure of the technical name), long handled shoe horn.  I also received a long strap with a loop on the end from the hospital that was useful for getting my operated leg on the bed in the first few weeks post op.

Lastly, I found having a recliner at home was very helpful in the first few weeks.  Good luck for a speedy recovery.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2013, 11:21:29 AM by Marco Polo »
Marco, RBHR, Della Valle, 3/29/13

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Re: What mechanical aids are needed?
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2013, 03:14:54 PM »
Hi

Here is a basic list

http://www.surfacehippy.info/pcwhatwillineed.php

and there are a lot of FAQ here that might interest you

http://www.surfacehippy.info/faq.php

Good Luck.

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lgbran

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Re: What mechanical aids are needed?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2013, 09:10:50 AM »
Thank you very much folks.. The more I know the better off I will be prepared
RBHR 11/11/13 by Stephen McMahon @
The Avenue Hospital Melbourne Australia

 

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