I'm due to have a THR and I've been looking at details of what happens afterwards. There are videos showing how to move around/get into bed/put your shoes on etc without dislocating a new hip. Then there are lots of useful gadgets to help with dressing and raised toilet seats etc. What I'd like to know is how long do you need to use these special procedures and gadgets. Will I never be able to bend down eg to tie shoelaces or is it something I can get back to after a while. (I use shoelaces as an example ; I can live without lace-up shoes if I have to!)
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