A common concern for individuals following a knee replacement is if they can live alone after a knee replacement. If you live on your own you may be concerned about how you will be able to shower and use the bathroom on your own.

This video includes a guide on how to safely shower and go to the washroom after a knee replacement.

You can find more information about showering and going to the washroom after a knee replacement on our Curovate app or through our blog HERE.

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