I have to wear a brace around my hips - hopefully to prevent my hip from dislocating. I must not take it off or get it wet so personal hygiene is difficult, no baths or showers. It's pretty uncomfortable, not too bad standing or lying flat, I cannot lie on my side .but sitting is not good. Does anyone else have this problem? I would welcome any tips on how to ease my disconfort
does anyone have a hip brace?: I have to wear a brace... - NRAS
I needed something when I broke my ankle & then when I had surgery on my wrist & the physio said you can get all sorts of plastic covers for most parts of your body to enable you to at least shower & wash your hair.
Why don't you try Googling something like "showering in a plaster body cast"?
Of course nothing would work in a bath but some sort of plastic cape contraption should work in a shower.
Let us know how you get on ( photo not necessary!!!!)
Hi Carol. That's sounds really uncomfortable, haven't come across anyone mention they have to wear one. I was in hospital a few years back with someone who had a body brace for their back, but was temporary, while they recovered from their op. How long to do have to wear this. Sorry not able to offer any advice though. X
Hi Gigi thank you for your post. I did have care to help me wash and dress for a few weeks when I came home from hospital last year, Since then my husband has been doing the 'honours'. I will ask the physios. if there are any ways to keep the brace dry in the shower as suggested, I just wondered if there was anyone on this site who had to wear a brace, I'm sure that I cannot be the only one. wishing you well Carol xxx