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Speed Up Your ACL Surgery Recovery (X10™)

How to Speed Up Your ACL Surgery Recovery

While the procedure itself is often done on an outpatient basis, ACL surgery recovery is a long journey. After it has been repaired, the anterior cruciate ligament needs time to heal from the trauma of surgery. The good news is that there are a few steps you can take to kick start your healing. And there is one giant step you can take to greatly accelerate your recovery time – that you will learn about below.

Four (4) Ways to Speed Up ACL Surgery Recovery

A return to normal activity can take four to six months for most people, but of course every case is different.

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Yoga After Knee Surgery

Lots of people return to yoga after knee replacement and ACL surgery, as there are numerous medical benefits of yoga. If you are getting back from knee replacement or ACL surgery and would like to continue practicing yoga, there are many poses and position modifications that can aid the healing process.

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How Yoga After Knee Surgery Can Help
Knee replacement surgery is a complicated procedure that requires plenty of healing time. After surgery, the new knee joint may be in a delicate state. Most people have limited flexion, some challenges in extension as well as edema in the knee area.

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Continuous Passive Motion Machine

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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The Danger of Scar Tissue and Fibrosis

The body makes scar tissue that you do not want

After surgery your body’s natural process is to flood the knee area with fluid that rebuilds crucial tissue. In this fluid fibroblasts lay down non-elastic collagen in place of the elastic tissue (elastin) that was once in your knee joint.

Watch this brief summary of the major issues surrounding fibrosis and recovery from Total Knee Arthroplasty (knee replacement) by clicking the play button on this page. For the full video series from Dr. Moon click here.

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