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Posts Tagged: Comparison to CPM Machine

Dr. Eddie El-Yussif and X10: Lois Gets Max Knee Range of Motion

Lois has nothing but good things to say about Dr. El-Yussif. The surgery went like clockwork. The recovery was fast and highly successful. Lois is back to her life… “in no time.” She achieved the best knee range of motion possible within a few weeks of her knee replacement surgery.

Lois met Dr. Eddie El-Yussif at a joint replacement seminar at Henry Ford Hospital. She came with a list of questions as did most of the attendees, all of which were answered.

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RECOVERY MATTERS – a BLOG about Knee Replacement Health

Knee Replacement Coach: You are the Coach of “Team Knee”

In the end it is your knee. Which means that nobody cares about it as much as you do… after all you’re the one who is going to need that knee for the years to come. Learn about about total knee replacement facts about recovery here.

Knee Replacement Coach

Coach “Team Knee”

So once the orthopedic surgeon, and the therapists have all done their jobs after your knee replacement surgery, you’re the one who will have to look at yourself in the mirror and decide if you have done absolutely everything you could to get your mobility back.

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RECOVERY MATTERS – a BLOG about Knee Replacement Health

Before a knee replacement Larry had to decide what to watch

before a knee replacement

The Surgery, View, or Not

It’s 11:00 p.m. a week before a knee replacement, and you have YouTube open on your glowing computer screen… All is settled, your knee replacement surgery has been scheduled, you did your homework. You love your surgeon and hospital. You have a plan for rehab. There it is, a video about knee replacement. It looks a bit graphic. Informative. Scary?

So, do you watch it… or not?

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Continuous Passive Motion Machine: What Went Wrong

The Continuous Passive Motion Machine is a device designed in the early 1970’s with the idea of helping knee surgery patients regain range of motion. The hope was that hours of moving the leg back and forth would loosen up the knee and allow the patient to gain extension (knee movement up, away from the body) and flexion (knee movement down, back toward the body).

Continuous Passive Motion Machine

Continuous Passive Motion

Continuous Passive Motion Machine, Conclusive Results

For people who have had total knee replacement without complications, continuous passive motion has not been shown to provide clinically relevant benefits.

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Most Importantly Our Patients Get Well, Fast

Six Interviews

We have been very busy helping knee patients in Michigan recovery from knee surgery this spring. And we captured some wonderful interviews of a few of them recently. We have patients experiencing significant range of motion progress. Click on any link below to view the interview.

Kevin’s athletic schedule takes your breath away.

Linda reminds everyone that “move it or lose it”, could never be more true than with knee rehab.

Mike is quite matter of fact about surgeons’ use of X10, “if they do not think you need it bull#$%*!”

Julia broke records for Range of Motion at 10 days – making Dr.

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X10 Update April 2014

X10 Research Results Published

With all the knees replaced each year you would think that everyone recovers quickly, has great mobility, and that is that. We took a deep look at a recently published review of all available studies on patient recovery from knee replacement. This is what we found:

After SIX WEEKS the average ROM (range of motion) across the country is a lowly 83º. At 83º, 84º, 85º you cannot even sit properly, much less get up from a chair, walk up (or down) stairs.

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Studies Referenced:
Halley Orthopedics, “X10™ Passive Range of Motion Feasibility Study.” Copyright ©2013

Cochrane Collaboration, “Continuous Passive Motion Following Total Knee Arthroplasty in People with Arthritis.” Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright ©2014.

There was great hope at one time for Continuous Passive Motion

In the 1970’s & 80’s machines called CPM’s (Continuous Passive Motion) were developed to try to aid in knee replacement recovery. Doctors used CPM’s because the concept of early motion after knee replacement made sense. Since then many studies have evaluated their effectiveness.

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Patient Research: X10 Compared to CPM Machine

For many years rehabilitation techniques for Total Knee Arthroplasty patients have lagged behind important advances in knee hardware and surgical procedures. Patient results have remained the same for the past 30 years with the only consistent recovery tools being the continuous passive motion machine and hands-on manipulation provided by physical therapists. The CPM machine is a rudimentary device. Hands-on manual therapy can be a painful experience. The results speak for themselves:

After SIX WEEKS the average ROM (range of motion) across the country is 83º.

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X10 Knee Replacement FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions: Knee Replacement and X10 Therapy (the X10 Knee Replacement FAQ)

Total knee Arthroplasty: TKA

TKA stands for Total Knee Arthroplasty. It is a surgery to replace the weight bearing surfaces of the knee joint to eliminate pain and lack of motion in the knee. Arthroplasty means “surgical repair of joint.” It is an orthopedic surgical procedure where the articular surface (location where bones connect) of a join is replaced or realigned or remodeled. It is typically done to restore knee function after damage.

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After Extensive Research Arnie Planned his Surgery and Rehab

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan — Arnie suffered from Polio in his youth. His condition had impact on his life, but he never let it stop him from living a very rich life including becoming a root canal dentist, serving in the Vietnam War, studying photography under Ansel Adams, collecting fine wine, and raising wonderful children… and now grandchildren!

But time can catch up and both of Arnie’s knees become more and more problematic. Prior to his surgery his knees had really become an issue, getting in the way of daily living.

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Range of Motion: “I want to beat that machine”

Paula has been a teacher for all of her professional life. Throughout her successful and rewarding career in education she has had to deal with nagging knee problems. Imagine a backdrop of aching, painful knees for more than 30 years! Pain just became a part of her life. It worsened recently. Over the past five years even the little things began to be a problem: sports, tennis, walking the dog… even standing in the kitchen cooking for her family.

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