Knee & Hip Surgery Checklist
Hip replacement and knee replacement surgery are some of the most common surgeries performed in Canada. While recovery times vary for everyone, the majority of patients take from 6 to 8 weeks to recover fully.
During that time period, you'll need a few things to help keep you mobile, safe, and supported. We've put together a list of some of the most common equipment needed by those recovering from hip and knee surgeries. For the most part, both kinds of surgeries require the same items, with only a few exceptions:
- 2 wheel walker
- Leg lifter
- Shoe horn
- Raised toilet seat
- Toilet safety frame
- Bath seat
- Grab bar or tub clamp-on bar
- Rental lift chair (this item isn’t necessary, but many find it helpful in their first month)
Knee surgery patients can also benefit from:
- Cryo cooler and cuff (circulates ice water over the knee helping with swelling and speeding recovery time up)
Hip surgery patients will also need:
- Hip Cushion
Your surgeon will give you a list of anything else you might need to help with your recovery. Keep it together with this checklist, and our team will make it easy and seamless to get everything in order prior to your surgery date.