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TKR Clothing after surgery

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I have a little less than 2 weeks and I would like some recommendations for bottoms and anything else I might need. Thank you.
 

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I wore sweat pants or pajama pants but had mine done in Mar when it was still cold. I’d think shorts would work fine too.The ones I found that I didn’t like were with elastic around the ankles- too hard to get off & on
 

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Anything that is lose fitting and comfortable. No need to buy anything special. Just wear what you would wear to lounge around at home. The hospital will probably require you to wear sturdy, slip on shoes.
 
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@pamsknees @Jaycey @Pumpkln the majority of my lounging clothes are leggings, I'm wondering if those would be too tight. I did get some Crocks to wear after the surgery. I figured they would light weight and easy to slip off and on.
 

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I think leggings would be too tight. Some people find that at first they can't bear anything that covers their knee.

With summer approaching, you'll probably be most comfortable in shorts and T-shirt. Make sure the shorts have pockets.
 
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@Pumpkln I have the wedge pillow for elevation, is it the correct one ?
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@Nelly lol I got on the knee side by mistake and saw this pillow-- I had one very like it for my second hip. It was pleasant to use, and in addition gave my lower back area some relaxation somehow.
 
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@zauberflöte I feel like I grabbed the wrong one and with less than 2 weeks away I'm second guessing everything
 

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@Nelly
The one you have allows too much knee bend after TKR, you will want to look for one that allows for a slight bend.

The Lounge Doctor is also a good choice, they come in different sizes and will fit you better.
 
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@pumpkin I just ordered it. I figure I could use the other pillow for sitting up. Thank you and I appreciate your help.
 

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I had the same issue- all of my bottoms were leggings and that’s just not comfortable.

I ordered some looser leg cropped yoga pants from Old Navy and a couple pairs of Champion ones from Amazon.
 
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@JennyLynne thanks for the idea. I will look into those. How are you doing by the way?
 

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I’m doing ok, thanks for asking! It’s a slow crawl in the beginning- trying to remind myself of that!
 

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I had my knees done in the summer and lived in shorts and t-shirts.
 
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@JennyLynne I'm glad your progressing, I will have to keep that on mind as well.
@kneeper I think that's the game plan over here. Shorts, tshirts and sports bras
 

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I wear active wear yoga type loose leg capris mostly. Anything I can move easily and not snug on my leg since the pt likes to be able to work on my thigh and hamstring too.
 

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