Your discharge is organised with your surgeon. It will either be to your home or to a rehabilitation centre.
If you choose your home, it would be preferable to have your home arranged to suit your needs. This consists of:
- Avoiding stairs, which can be dangerous with crutches, so sleeping on the ground floor if your room is upstairs,
- Using a toilet booster seat,
- Having handrails installed in the shower and toilet,
- Planning for an anti-slip bath mat and a shower stool with anti-slip legs (baths are not recommended at the beginning),
- Wearing good bed slippers with anti-slip soles.
- Being careful of slippery floors for the first few weeks: bathroom, kitchen, entrance hall,
- Using high seats with armrests.
Rehabilitation can be pursued in a rehabilitation centre, at home or in the office of an independent physiotherapist to continue improving your mobility.
Rehabilitation is very different from one person to the next; it depends on:
- You (age, needs, physical ability, vitality, associated diseases)
- The type of implant
- How the operation transpired and the outcome
- Your environment and your family and friends.