Getting out of bed after orthopaedic surgery
Our physiotherapist Toby Vague explains the best technique for getting out of bed after orthopaedic surgery on your hip or knee.
Firstly, don’t get out of bed on your own until your physiotherapist has advised you it is safe to do so.
As a patient in our hospital, you should use your call bell to seek assistance. We don’t want you falling over or hurting yourself.
Getting out of bed
Step 1 - Bend your un-operated leg up and shuffle your bottom to the side of the bed.
Step 2 - Place your hand behind you on the bed to help push yourself forward
Step 3 - When you are sitting on the side of the bed put your feet to the floor and bend your knees
Step 4 - Sit on the side of a bed for a moment, in case you experience any dizziness
Step 5 – Use a walker or another aid to help you stand.
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