I've been thinking about some of the things I found useful to have during my knee injury, especially post-surgery. I thought it might help some folks to list them on this site. Here are some of them, in no particular order: (note I'm not advocating any brands or websites - just using some as examples) Home exercise bike with varying resistance - my PT during "pre-hab" at the time told me it wasn't necessary, but I found it very useful to have at home to help improve my ROM prior to surgery. If you get one, make sure it has adjustable resistance. And keep it for post-surgery!Pair of comfy shoes without laces - OK, I know I said I wasn't advocating any brands but I have to say I love my Anywears clogs. I bought them years ago when rehabbing a broken foot and they are still almost as good as new. http://www.anywears.com/shop/style.php?style_id=ANYWEARS&color_id=FG1&category=20054 These are ugly as sin but VERY comfy, stable, and skid-proof. And no bending over to tie pesky laces! I use them to get out of the shower, too. These are for wider feet - I have narrow feet but with a pair of thicker socks, they are fine. If your feet are really narrow, you may want to look into Everywears, made by the same company. I have no experience with Crocs or other similar brands - but I [li] Raised toilet seat - if you have those low type of toilet seats and you know you're going to be in a brace set to 0 degrees for a while, this is invaluable. I have one similar to the one on this site - not advocating this site, mind you - but just an example. Note that these have to be removed to clean under them, so be prepared to have someone do this for you or else you won't want to use it after a while Also for the bathroom - a shower stool. I used mine for the shower as well as to prop my foot up when using the toilet when my leg was immobilized. These range from very basic plastic/metal to fancy teak design. I found a basic one for about $25 bucks on ebay, with rubber feet and a square shaped seat. A fanny pack or crutch bag - handy for small items (pills, etc.) Rolls of gauze - I'm 4+ weeks post op and still find my incisions on my sensitive skin get irritated by my clothing. I wrap my knee in soft 4" gauze during the day and night - loosely but not so loose that it falls down. I use 3m (Nexcare) Transpore tape to secure the gauze. I try not to use it on my skin, but if you have to - Transpore tape is about the best you can get to avoid skin irritation, IMO. Ice cube bags - and I don't mean the headache kind, but the plastic bags you fill with water that form ice cubes. These can be wrapped in a towel and their shape makes them great to go around the knee. These are very handy for when you are on the go and/or don't want to deal with filling up the "Ice Man". Note that they can leak a bit sometimes, so I do not recommend their use until it's okay to get your incisions wet. Again, not advocating this site - just using the photo on the page as an example to show you what I mean: http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/ice-cube-bags-10-pack/30314. Loose pants and/or shorts - Depending on the climate you're in, make sure you have plenty of loose pants or shorts. Bring a pair of loose pants with you to wear home after your surgery. I also love loose PJ pants. Swiss ball - If you haven't used this prior to your injury, it's NOT the time to start - but if you have used it in the past and are very experienced/comfortable with it, then I recommend trying to use it for very basic things such as bridges (back flat on floor with legs extended), hammy stretches, alternating flexion and extension using the ball, etc. Just be VERY careful to have enough support and do not do risky moves that could cause you to fall or twist. Adjustable ankle weights - I have ankle weights that adjust from 1-5 pounds. Be careful to follow your PT's advice about how much weight to use and when. Non-skid exercise mat - I suppose any mat will do, or even a towel, but I like the non-skid mats myself. Not essential, but nice to have when doing pilates moves for my abs (some of which I've incorporated into my rehab routine)Set of resistance bands - good for stretches and assisted heel slidesDumbbells - don't forget that upper body! I'll add more if I think of anything. Please add your suggestions, too!