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Reddit reviews on Milliard Foam Leg Elevator Cushion with Washable Cover, Support and Elevation Pillow for Surgery, Injury, or Rest

Sentiment score: 3
Reddit mentions: 4

We found 4 Reddit mentions of Milliard Foam Leg Elevator Cushion with Washable Cover, Support and Elevation Pillow for Surgery, Injury, or Rest. Here are the top ones.

Elevates and angles injured legs and knee joints for an optimal healing position.Reduces swelling and decreases pain by reducing blood flow to the injury.Keeps your leg(s) gently in place while awake or sleeping to prevent further injury from tossing and turning.Made from supple polyurethane foam with a sculpted leg channel and 45° angled thigh ramp.Includes removable, machine-washable velour cover. Measures 32L x 13W x 9.5H inches. Please allow up to 48 hours to expand fully.

Found 4 comments on Milliard Foam Leg Elevator Cushion with Washable Cover, Support and Elevation Pillow for Surgery, Injury, or Rest:

u/nondescript0605 · 2 pointsr/ACL

Best thing I did was cook a bunch of food to throw in the freezer. Big batches of soup, chili, etc.

I didn't find that I really needed accessories for my crutches, but I have a small apartment so it wasn't difficult to get around from one room to the other. If you're having to move across large distances, it may be nice to get a bag that attaches. Otherwise, use a fanny pack or something that you already have.

Shower stool was a nice to have, but wish I had borrowed instead of bought it. Only used it for the first 2 weeks.

I bought this pillow to sleep with and it was a god send to me. Before surgery, when I slept in the brace, my leg would keep falling to the side which left me with lots of hip pain. This kept me elevated and prevent side to side movement. Also used this a lot while sitting on the couch and propping up my leg on the ottoman.

u/oviforconnsmythe · 2 pointsr/ACL

Wow that's scary, hope you feel better and the clot is destroyed quickly. I'm guessing youre on stronger blood thinners? And how did they find the clot in the lungs? Its good you went to the ER when you did. I completely understand the frustration with the calf pain, it was annoying af.

I ended up going to the ER and got an ultrasound to. They didn't find any clots in my leg, but didn't check my lungs. I also didn't really have any signs of pulmonary embolism so it probably wasn't necessary. The ER doctors kept in contact with my surgeon which was nice, but were unable to give me a solid diagnosis. I finally had my post op with the surgeon a week later and he diagnosed it as a bad hematoma. Apparently my hamstring bled a lot during the graph, and all the blood pooled in my calf, eventually forming the hematoma. He still told me to monitor signs of a DVT, but to try and move around a reasonable amount to breakup the hematoma.

The calf pain was quite shitty for a solid 3 weeks or so but it got slightly better each day. I'm started walking crutch free (around 3.5 weeks post op) and now only a little bit of pain in my lower leg (closer to the ankle), but its definitely much much better. I found that elevating my leg helped a lot, same with regular icing. Also, do tons of ankle pumps.

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These 3 products were really helpful:

https://www.amazon.ca/Milliard-Elevator-Cushion-Washable-Elevation/dp/B01BCQ7U5S/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=knee+pillow+acl&qid=1562975863&s=gateway&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07J1NCNNB/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B06XZ5SBD1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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It was a bit painful using the knee pillow and took some getting used to but it helped tremendously. Ideally, you don't want to bend your knee much when sleeping, so I placed a small pillow under my foot at the top of this pillow.

The first ice pack is great as it stays nice and cool thanks to the insulation, and the straps work really well.

The second ice pack is great cause it wraps around your entire leg. I had 3 ice packs I rotated through, started off by icing my knee, then moved it over to my calf after around 20 minutes.

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Hope you have a safe recovery man!

u/ravenclaws13 · 1 pointr/ACL

Yeah, it as only like this for the comparison picture. My wedge pillow has a trough in the middle so there’s nothing to bend the knee. I have a pillow on the edge for my heel to assist with full extension. This pillow has been wonderful, very helpful for comfortable sleeping. Just making sure to do heel pumps and quad firing throughout the day.