Using a Long Handled Shoe Horn – Shoes
Use slip-on shoes with an enclosed heel (or shoes with elastic laces) that are a half-size larger than you normally wear, to make room for possible swelling in the early days after surgery.
To put on and take off your shoes while following your hip precautions, follow these steps:
- Position your shoe with a long handled shoe horn. Slide your foot into the shoe using the shoe horn to help, and avoid a lot of hip rotation.
- Use a long handled shoe horn to slip off your shoe, and avoid a lot of hip rotation.
To watch a video clip on how to put on and take off your shoes using a long handled shoe horn, please see below. Please note that you may be prompted to install Microsoft's video software called Silverlight to view the video.