Donna reached out to X10 in late spring to talk about using the program for a single total knee replacement planned for that summer. She did some exploration of doing both knees at once and ultimately went in that direction. Donna discusses deciding on bilateral knee replacement and her recovery here.
People talk about self-driving cars. That’s all part of robotics and is incredibly interesting. It’s important work that Elon Musk and others are doing in that area. This knee robot, unlike self-driving cars, which is really technology for the future, it’s already there.
I must admit there was a certain amount of competition as I was motivated to beat my wife’s record of progress on the X10! I combined warming the muscles prior to exercise and following up with ice to reduce swelling.
More and more I was alarmed at the growing number of people getting early knee replacements. We have the baby boomers tripping into 65 and over. There’s three quarter of a million of these things done right now. That is scheduled to double in a few years
Lois’ left knee has added up to more than $300,000, at least. And this knee has occupied more than 10 months of her life so far. Listen to Lois’ story here.