Any surgery can be hard to recover from and knee replacement surgery is no different. After someone has knee replacement surgery they will have several days to weeks of recovery time. My mom recently had knee replacement surgery and took several weeks to recover fully.
Knee Replacement Surgery Gift Ideas
When I knew my mom was having this knee replacement surgery I started looking into gifts that would make her experience of recovery easier. I found several gift ideas for knee replacement surgery patients that she really loved. Here I’m sharing some of the gifts I bought her and others as well in the hopes that they make knee replacement surgery recovery better!
Before you buy anything for a knee replacement surgery patient, make sure you check with the hospital and see what will be provided. Often the hospital and insurance will cover things like a walker and a riser toilet seat.
Grip n’ Grab Reach Extender Tool
Following knee replacement surgery having a reach extender tool can be really helpful for your loved one with limited mobility.
It will be super helpful for reaching dropped items or items that are just out of reach. Since knee replacement surgery limits mobility it will be helpful to be able to extend that reach and mobility. It might make those frustrating first few days and weeks a lot easier to deal with for your loved one who can handle more things on their own with a reacher tool.
The first couple of days or weeks after knee replacement surgery will involve walking with a walker. A great gift idea for this experience that isn’t provided by the hospital is a walker bag.
These walker bags attach to the walker and give the user a bit of space to put important items they need to keep close by. Walker bags have multiple pockets and zippered compartments to keep enough little items close so the person doesn’t have to keep getting up and down to retrieve things. Stick a book in there or water or supplies for a project to stay busy! It’s a super convenient item to use temporarily that would be appreciated as a gift.
This is definitely something few think about following surgery but the inability to bend your knee makes putting on socks very difficult! Giving a sock aid as a gift to a knee replacement surgery patient is an incredibly thoughtful and useful gift. It’s also something small that wouldn’t require a big investment or a long term change of behavior. Giving a sock aid as a gift will really make a hard task much more simple for your loved one!
Hand-Held Shower Head
A hand-held shower head allows knee replacement surgery patients to control the spray of water while sitting and showering. It’s most likely going to be a harder experience showering while sitting so giving your loved one a hand-held shower head will make it easier.
This is gift that will only cost you around $20 but will make life a lot easier on the recipient. A hand-held shower head makes showering a lot easier for anyone who has to sit and shower, including knee replacement surgery patients!
These are just a few of the items that might make a gift idea for someone going through knee replacement surgery. You might also consider any gifts that are specific to the person or ergonomic gift ideas too. There are lots of gift ideas not covered here that would make an excellent gift for a knee replacement surgery patient.