Joseph Salama, MD specializes in general orthopedic surgery, which includes treatment of fractures, arthritis, disorders of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, reconstructive surgery and arthroscopic surgery.
The number of knee replacements for younger people has skyrocketed in the past 10 years. And with these surgeries come new questions and expectations.
In part one of a two part series Erin Rempher gives us insight into a big trend toward youth and knee replacement.
I did a lot of research beforehand trying to look into therapy, what’s the best thing for somebody my age, and what was going to be able to get me back to being able to officiate. I came across the X10 when I was online looking for the best ways to rehab bilateral total knee replacement.
There are a couple very important things to consider during this difficult recovery. While range of motion is the immediate focus, there are some barriers to achieving this goal. While there are several reasons that range of motion can be limited, I would like to discuss the variables that can be directly affected by your therapy sessions.
You never know when life is going to throw you a curve. My curveball came the week before Memorial Day, when I tripped in the garage (on my way to exercise) and broke my patella, i.e., kneecap. Two days later, Dr. Jason Sadowski bolted the kneecap, wrapped it with wire and sent me home in a leg brace designed to keep my right leg absolutely straight for six weeks.