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Posts Tagged: Improving Mobility

The Fundamental Medical Advantages of the X10 for TKA Recovery

Dr. David Halley worked with the founder of modern hip replacement, Sir John Charnley, early in his career. He witnessed the revolutionary nature of Dr. Charnley’s work first hand in an extended residency in London. Essentially this was the birth of modern joint replacement. Many would follow, applying the genius of Dr. Charnley to hips, shoulders, ankles and, of course knees. Working directly with Dr. Charnley created the foundation on which a young David Halley based his long and highly successful orthopedic surgery career in Columbus, Ohio.

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Pat’s Knee Replacement – Complete Recovery

HOLT, Michigan — Pat is a retired RN. Her knee started to get in the way of sleep and stairs over the past few years. It was Dr. Mesko who recommended total knee replacement with Dr. Jason Cochran.

After surgery Pat used the X10 Knee Recovery System™. She had a previous knee done without the X10. There was no comparison – the X10 Knee was way ahead. Even the incision line healed better; the whole recovery was superior with the X10.

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Dr. Tom O’Keefe – Getting Griff Back on the Golf Course

ANN ARBOR, Michigan — Griff was sure he had the right surgeon in Dr. Tom O’Keefe. And he was right about that. What he was not sure about what his rehab… the “other half of knee surgery.” He found our website, put in a call and secured an X10™ for his recovery. And he was glad he did. Griff’s range of motion after five days beat the average patient at six weeks post surgery. Golf after total knee replacement became a reality.

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Bilateral Knee Replacement Recovery

At a very young age Betsy decided to have both knees replaced at once. She selected the Conformis Knee and Drs. Lederman and Kwartowitz. And she went out of her way to include the X10 in her recovery. She is very glad that she did as she achieved excellent range of motion quickly after her surgery. Two months later Betsy has both of these new knees on the tennis court again!

Declining Mobility over the Past Five Years

Betsy is 52.

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Pressure Modulated Knee Rehabilitation

The X10 is a Pressure Modulated Knee Rehab machine (PMKR). It is the only device of it’s kind.
Early after surgery the X10 moves your leg for you, to the edge of your comfort zone. The device allows you to quickly expand your range of motion and find your limits each day. The X10 pushes your limts gently, but steadily, toward your ultimate goal. It constantly monitors your knee’s tension and tightness during exercise. It encourages you to make progress when you are ready, but does not push you when you are not.

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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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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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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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A Hard Case: Battling Scar Tissue

Pam was a “high risk” knee patient whose body has a tendency to produce a lot of fluid, and as a result, scar tissue. She had a TKA in 2009. However she experienced issues with the knee; looseness due to the scar tissue in her new knee. After intense treatments (bone scans, CT Scans, steroid injections, physical therapy, dynamic ultrasounds), Pam’s medical team had doubts about her ability to ever recover her full range of motion. She and her team were able to rule out other factors such as infection or allergy.

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