CrutchesGF Aluminum Crutches, Adult
After your ACL ligament surgery it's going to be hard getting around the house for a few days. The support of crutches, a cane, or a wheelchair will help greatly while your incisions are still fresh. The doctor will likely require you to have crutches prepared the day of surgery.
CaneThe HurryCane- The All-Terrain Cane
As you cope more and more with your handicapped knee, you likely won't need the crutches anymore to get around. I preferred using a cane after my ACL reconstruction surgery, because it was easier to carry around and allowed me to focus the support I needed easier.
Anti-inflammatoryAdvil Tablets Pain Reliever Refill, 50 Two-Packs per Box
Having an anti-inflammatory drug like Advil on hand is a necessity as well. Not only does it help some with the pain, but it helps reduce swelling, which there will be plenty of for the coming months after your operation.
FEATURED ITEM - Wrappable Ice PackElasto-Gel Hot/Cold Knee Wrap Large/X-Large #KW6005 - Elasto Gel
For the same reasons you want an anti-inflammatory on hand you will also need a quality ice pack ready to go. I emphasize quality, because after my operation I used three different ice packs before giving in and buying the Elasto-Gel from Amazon, which the physical therapy center I worked out at used. It covers the full area of your knee, and the Velcro keeps it in place. Well worth the $40.
Athletic Knee BraceBracoo Breathable Neoprene Knee Support, One Size, Black,Manufactured by: Yasco
You will wake up after surgery in a huge, fancy knee brace that will become your worst enemy over the next few days because you're not allowed to take it off. A few weeks down the road however, you'll be on your own, knee wrap-free. During strenuous physical activity however, you'll be glad you wore a knee brace, as it adds stability (and peace of mind!).
Non-Slip SocksTractionSocks Non-Slip Organic Cotton Socks (Medium, White)
If you're like me and wear socks all day every day (literally, except when showering), then you might want to consider buying a few pairs of non-slip socks. I was given some right before the ACL ligament surgery, and found them quite useful when getting around the house on our hard wood floors.
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