One of the biggest fears we have after hip or knee replacement surgery is the possibility of falling - especially if you must move about on snow and ice. It is possible to reduce the chance of slipping by using simple "cleats" that attach over your shoes or boots. I've tried them and they REALLY provide stability and traction. There are a number of products available. Here is a photo of one: There are several different types and here are some links to places where they can be purchased: YakTrax Walker STABILicers Ice Cleats Due North Ice Cleats Amen! In the UK I got these at the Pound Shop for - £1! Though I had got a pair previously from my chiropractor which I gave a way and they cost £21! I wouldn't be without them though I have to point out to people that they can be lethally slippery if you use them on paving, tarmac or stone, so do be careful! Go safely into winter weather!!!