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Post surgery "tools"

subvet1969ssubvet1969 Posts: 34
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:56 AM in Recovering from Surgery
My L4-S1 2 level PLIF w/ laminectomy & decompression is coming up in about 5 weeks and I was wondering if the hospital supplies patients with post-op "tools" to take home, like a walker, cane, raised toilet seat,etc? Or do I have to purchase this stuff on my own or does insurance usually cover it? Thanks


  • Check with your hospital they usually have a social worker that will assist with anything that will be needed post surgery at your home. Some insurance companies won't allow them to be delivered till post surgery. You can also check with a local medical supply house, see if they take your insurance and you can have them set up. I wouldn't go out and buy all that stuff as you won't need it once you start feeling better. Good luck and looks like your headed in the right direction of being prepared.
  • Of good things to have on hand before you get home post op items somewhere on this site. I had neck surgery and one of the "must haves" at the top of my list was a grabber...a nice one!
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