Hip Replacement Toilet Seats / Best Toilet Seats After Hip Surgery
Find hip replacement toilet seats on AvaCare Medical today! A hip replacement is a major surgical procedure that can leave the patient feeling very weak in its aftermath. Oftentimes, patients require a special toilet seat in order to aid the process of using the restroom. From risers to travel seats, we’ll explore all options. Read more...
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It can be very painful for the patient to sit down and stand up during the recovery period following hip replacement surgery. This makes tasks as simple as using the restroom become quite daunting. Luckily, there are raised toilet seats available to help make this daily living task a possibility.
A raised toilet seat is an essential piece of equipment in terms of safety and pain reduction for those who have had hip surgery. It makes it easier for the person to get onto the seat, and minimizes the strain on the hip area, since he doesn’t have to bend down as much. While there are many name brands, the best choices for a post-surgery patient are both cost-effective and compatible with most standard toilets.
Why a Patient Needs a Raised Toilet Seat After Hip Replacement Surgery
Hip replacements are only done when all other treatment options have failed, and patients often take up to six months to recover.
Doctors highly recommend that a patient does not bend his or her hip past 90 degrees or turn the knee or foot inward after surgery. Doctors also suggest that a person who has undergone hip replacement surgery should avoid crossing his affected leg past the middle of his body.
It is because of these recommendations that most doctors will tell their patients to purchase and use a raised toilet seat after a hip replacement, to prevent the hip from bending more than 90 degrees. Luckily, hip replacement toilet seats are generally affordable.
Choosing from The Different Types of Raised Toilet Seat Risers
Hip replacement toilet seats are ideal for aiding hip replacement recovery patients, the elderly, or anyone who has mobility difficulties. There are several types of hip replacement toilet seats from which to choose, including the following.
Hip Replacement Toilet Riser
A hip replacement toilet seat elevates the height of the original toilet seat. This allows the person using it to sit and stand without excessive bending. There are many different choices to choose from, including those used at home and others that are for travel.
Hip replacement toilet risers that are for use at home after hip surgery add five inches of height to a toilet, making it easy to sit and stand. Most models come in a universal size to fit most standard toilets. Molded from polyethylene, toilet seats for recovery patients are exceptionally durable and can hold up to 250 pounds.
Hip Replacement Toilet Seats with Arms
To help patients with their balance, raised toilet seats with arms are available to help mitigate the risk of falls. Toilet seats with arms make life easier for surgery recovery patients as well as for the elderly or anyone who might need extra support while using the restroom.
Toilet seats for post-hip surgery with arms are considered good options for the elderly because of the very mobility issues the elderly often face. These toilet seats are simple to install, with no extra tools needed.
Hip Replacement Toilet Seats for Travel
Some raised toilet seats are easy to pack into a car and take on a trip because they are not fastened permanently to the toilet. To use one of these devices, raise any toilet seat and insert the seat on the top of the toilet bowl.
These specialized seats for travel come equipped with slip-resistant pads to keep the seat attached and prevent sliding around when in use. There is no assembly required, and it leaves the toilet seat set up for cleaning.
Hip Replacement Toilet Seats for the Elderly
Even if the older person has not had hip surgery, using a seat riser allows for more dependable transfer on and off the toilet. A user can add arms to the toilet seat riser in order to help maintain balance. Arms on these seats allow someone who uses a wheelchair to transfer from the wheelchair more easily to the toilet and vice versa by giving the person handles to grasp for support.
The Americans with Disabilities Act and Raised Toilet Seats
If you need a toilet that is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines, consider purchasing a raised toilet seat. This can help the physically disabled sit and rise more easily without the need to have a permanently adjusted toilet. This also allows for those in the household who are not handicapped or have not had recent surgery to use the same bathroom, unhindered.
- Tool-Free Removable Arms: This makes the seat easy to use and flexible for users.
- Added Height: This is the most relevant function of a raised toilet seat, adding 17 to 18” to the standard toilet seat height.
- Wider Space: This helps those who are physically limited to sit comfortably while using the bathroom.
Where to Find Hip Replacement Toilet Seats
AvaCare Medical offers a selection of hip replacement toilet seats for patients recovering from surgery. They provide free shipping on all orders over $50, and guarantee next-day delivery. AvaCare offers an excellent price match guarantee on all their home medical equipment, as well as unparallelled customer service.
Below are some of the most popular toilet riser products you’ll find:
This Hip Surgery Toilet Seat is ideal for travel because it is easy to install, with no tools required. This hip surgery toilet seat offers an extra-wide opening for extra comfort and hygiene, plus a weight capacity of up to 500 pounds. It adds 4.25 inches of height to any standard toilet.
The Raised Toilet Seat with Arms comes with a front clamp worm screw mechanism to keep the seat from moving, and fits most standard toilets. It is heavy-duty and made from molded plastic, allowing for it to remain lightweight and durable. It also features tool-free arms that can be added or removed to allow for travel and space convenience. It’s 18” width comfortably allows users weighing up to 300 pounds to sit on it safely.
The Standard Raised Toilet Seat is designed to assist those who need help during the recovery period following surgery. Its lightweight and durable construction makes it ideal for use either at home or while traveling.With a weight capacity of 300 pounds and skid-resistant rubber pads, this is a great choice. It will increase the height of your toilet by 5 ½ inches.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are many questions that consumers ask about toilet seat risers, including those listed below.
What size should the toilet seat be?
Depending on the height and mobility of the user, he can choose a post-hip surgery toilet seat increases the height of the toilet by 2-6 inches. If the user is tall, he will require a higher seat, and if he’s more to the short side, he won’t need a seat that is so high. The toilet seat height requirement will depend on the individual needs of the patient.
Does Medicare Cover the Costs of a Hip Replacement Toilet Seat?
Unfortunately, no. Medicare does not cover toilet seats for hip surgery because they are considered an auxiliary convenience rather than a necessity.
How can I tell if my toilet will accommodate a raised toilet seat?
Most toilets feature a standard size seat. However, if you are not sure if your seat does, measure from the two mounting bolts at the back of the original seat to the front of the bowl. If it measures 16.5 inches, then the toilet is round and will accommodate any standard riser.
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