It is called bilateral knee replacement. Two knees. At the same time. Usually it is performed by one surgeon; at times it is done simultaneously by two surgeons. And it is a massive trend in knee replacement nowadays.
At the most basic level guarding occurs when your therapist pushes your knee one way and you push right back, negating his attempt to help you gain flexibility as you try to protect yourself. This is called Protective Muscle Guarding.
Flexion is the number one challenge for most patients after any knee surgery. A lack of full knee flexion is the number one reason patients call us looking for an “X10 Intervention”
What happens after knee replacement when there is a lack of full knee extension? We explore this question in this installment of our series entitled ‘Threats to a Proper Knee Replacement Recovery’.
We examine the Continuous Passive Motion machine for knee surgery recovery. Robert Salter (MD) and John Saringer (an engineer) commercialized the CPM in 1978. Extensive research and clinical references included here.
Bacteria might enter a person’s body through the wound where the surgical incision was made, after knee replacement surgery. If bacteria reach a person’s new artificial knee joint, they may multiply and cause an infection. All about infection and knee replacement here.
Threats to a Proper Knee Replacement Recovery (Deep Vein Thrombosis and TKA). The first installment in a series devoted to explaining the things in the way of a successful knee surgery recovery.
The incidence of Knee Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) can be as high as 8% of all surgeries. The rate of having a second MUA has been reported to be 25%. The question then is what next after Manipulation Under Anesthesia. Dan’s solved it with the X10 Knee Recovery System.
So now let’s talk about you. If you have a knee surgery upcoming you have the opportunity to walk into this process better informed and better prepared if you just ask the right questions.
To some degree you have to take charge of your knee recovery. Take an active role in everything that happens once you are out of that operating room and taking your first steps with your new knee. You are the coach and you have to lead the many members of your own “team knee.”