What is a Hip Kit?
A hip kit is a collection of products designed to help improve independence and issues of reach after experiencing hip replacement surgery. To prevent injury to the hip prosthesis and surrounding tissues after surgery it is necessary to take certain precautions. Some movements are restricted until you are fully healed. This can make dressing challenging. By using the contents of the hip kit you can dress independently and maintain privacy after surgery.
Who Can Use a Hip Kit?
A hip kit is generally intended for people who have had hip replacement surgery. However, a hip kit is helpful for anyone who is dealing with limited mobility due to anything from injury, arthritis, to a more general lack of muscle control. If a person struggles with bending, reaching their shoes, gripping socks, a hip kit can help them dress by themselves and help them either regain or retain their independence.A hip kit is a collection of dressing aids so it can help anyone who needs help dressing alone. Duro-Med put together a hip kit that comes with a wide variety of products to help the healing process following surgery.
Whether you are recovering from surgery or just need some extra help getting dressed, a hip kit can help with a wide range of dressing issues. If you don't need the full kit, you can find some of the products as individual items. Dressing aids such as a small hand held button pull is available if the full length dressing stick seems like it is unwieldy for small tasks. You can also find a selection of metal reachers that have magnetic tips and there are some reachers that fold for easy storage. When you start using a dressing aid there will be a learning curve. It may feel awkward at first and it will take work before you feel comfortable but the time spent learning how to use your hip kit is time well spent; especially if it means you can dress yourself independently again.