The CPM is still used today because it is a common, and sometimes patient-requested adjunct to knee surgery. It’s like putting on an old pair of slippers that were inherited during the surgeon’s residency.
Some answers to lingering questions about recovery after knee replacement. Can you reduce recovery time? Can you regain strength (in this case 10 months after surgery)? Can you achieve natural range of motion even after severe complications? Verified research here on the effect of using X10 for recovery.
Using pre-habilitation as a strategy to reduce both short and long-term strength deficits following knee surgery has recently begun to receive the serious attention it deserves. We now know definitively that knee pre-hab enhances outcomes. Dr. Carl Freeman presents comparative data between pre-hab methods here.
Knee replacement surgery is extremely effective at eliminating osteoarthritic pain. But, recent research shows that, “Current practice of total knee replacement as performed in a recent U.S. cohort of patients with knee osteoarthritis had minimal effects on quality of life and QALYs (quality adjusted life years) at the group level.”