Stair Climbing with Crutch/Cane

Going UP the stairs:
  • Use a hand rail and crutch/cane
  • Step UP with your non-surgical leg first.
  • Follow with your surgical leg & crutch/cane, one stair at a time.
Stair Climbing 1
Going DOWN the stairs:
  • Use a handrail and crutch/cane.
  • Place your crutch/cane on the step below.
  • Step down with your surgical leg first.
  • Follow with your non-surgical leg, one stair at a time.
Stair Climbing 2

Get Started

Once your surgery is scheduled, we'll contact you about Joints Matter. If you have any questions, talk with your doctor or call Silver Cross Hospital at (815) 300-7076 & press 2 to schedule an outpatient test.

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.