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Old 08-04-2019, 04:26 PM
 
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I知 really concerned about heading back to work after my knee replacement. I still get fatigued and need to sit down a lot. School starts on Friday.

I知 considering buying a rolling adjustable stool like doctors use so I can sit during the day but remain mobile, too.

Does anyone have experience using such a stool? Is it practical?

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I'd be cautious
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Those things can roll out from under you very easily. I'd hate for you to do damage to your knee with a fall.
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Actually after my husband had some knee surgery, he bought a craftsman's stool that rolls from home depot. It is very stable and he used it to roll around the house and kitchen. I have been thinking of bringing it into school to use. It seems somewhat heavier and more stable than the doctor type schools.
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I'd be careful. My friend used a rolling stool at her small group table. She went to reach for something and the stool slipped out from under her. She fell awkwardly and broke her wrist. Make sure it is very sturdy with a wide base.
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Oh! I never considered it might cause a fall! Thank you for that wise advice! I値l check on the craftsman stool.
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Why not get a chair on wheels?
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I have chairs on wheels but they aren稚 as compact as the rolling stool. I talked to my physical therapist about it. He said don稚 get the stool. They are too unstable. I知 better off limping around the room. I値l figure it out.
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What I've done in the past
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Go to a thrift store and get an office chair.

Sit in several and roll them all around while sitting upright. Pick the one you like best.

Then make sure that back is removable. (Just loosen the screw/bolt thing that attaches the seatback to the base. It should have a big hand grip to loosen it without tools.) MOST are removable but the occasional one will have a bolt that doesn't allow it to slide all the way out. The arms will be removable but may require a tool.

It will be more stable than the average stool and have a larger base since it is a chair seat.

ETA: Just saw that you opted out of using the stool. In that case, can you get another rolling chair or a tall bar stool (or 2) to put in other places around the room so you have more than one adult chair as the need arises?
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