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After a knee replacement or hip replacement surgery it is extremely common to need to use a walker to help take weight off your surgically repaired leg. In this video we will show you how to use your walker safely for everyday movements such as sitting in a chair, getting out of a chair, getting into bed, getting out of bed, walking and turning.
You can find other helpful daily activity videos and rehabilitation exercise videos in our knee repalcement and hip replacement app. Curovate provides exercise guidance for 6 months after knee replacement and hip repalcement. Find the app links at the bottom of the page!
If you need further customized assistance during your surgery or injury recovery check out our Virtual Physical Therapy page to book your 1-on-1 video session with a physical therapist.
For more information about how to use a walker after a knee replacement or hip replacement, check out the following blogs:
- How to use a walker and safety tips part 1: Learning the basics
- How to use a walker and safety tips part 2: Sitting, standing and getting in and out of bed
- How to use a walker and safety tips part 3: Walking, turning and getting in and out of your car
- How To Use a Walker and Safety Tips Part 4: Learning How To Fall