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What items do I need post TKR during recovery?

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Apr 10 8:13am | Replies (75)

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Thanks everyone. I appreciate the advice on the walker, @ellerbracke, as I was not sure what to get. And it sounds like the toilet rails are very important for everyone, or at least something to grab onto. @glasgow46 , did you use the gravity icing machine, or was it a plug-in with a pump? Anyone use a wedge to raise the leg, or make do with pillows?

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@saeternes, I made do with pillows and a tip the surgeon gave me which was even better. Put a couple of pillows under the mattress to raise the bottom part of the bed. That tip helped me more than trying to keep the pillow under my legs.

I've had both knees and hips replaced. No more pain or arthritis. In addition to what you mentioned I bought wedges. I also used a butterfly wedge for help sleeping. Since I am tall I bought a grabber to pick things up off the floor.