Some of my readers asked about how to use their laptop while recuperating from their total knee replacement surgery. I was doing this one week after my surgery, and have a few suggestions that worked well for me. It was too painful to sit with my feet on the floor during this time period. Besides…I didn’t have the flexibility to do that. 😕
* Sit on a sofa with a pillow behind your back. I’m a stickler for good posture. 🙂
Place your tkr foot onto a coffee table. Yes, there will be room between the sofa and table. This will help stretch out your hamstring. It may be painful, but what part of your tkr recuperation isn’t?
* I found putting some ice onto my tkr knee helped. You may decide to not do this…your choice.
* Put a pillow onto your lap. Make certain the distance/angle between your laptop and arms is not too much. I like to have my lower arms parallel to my laptop to avoid any carpal tunnel effects. The pillow I use is not too fluffy and provides a nice cushion.
* Type away.
When it starts to get warm, just move the pillow & laptop onto the side for a bit.