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.”
When the recovery stalls around six weeks after knee surgery patients naturally get upset about the whole thing. I regularly hear the words “I wish had had never had this surgery. I’d rather go back to my bone-on-bone self.” And I know this can be fixed.
When 25% of knee replacement patients who have the procedure known as the MUA need to have a second one you know that the procedure is highly flawed at solving a knee bending problem. For Bruce the job was to avoid a THIRD MUA. To make sure his knee recovery did not just go on and on we brought in the big guns… our X10 Knee Recovery System™.
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. We discuss the merits of doing two knee replacements at once below. And we have included the stories of a few recent bilateral knee patients to help you decide if you want one lump… or two.
Protective Muscle Guarding – A PT Nightmare RECOVERY MATTERS – a BLOG about Knee Replacement Health. This is an educational essay designed to help patients who are facing challenges with their knee rehabilitation at home or in an Outpatient PT setting. We want to acknowledge the valuable contributions of Jason Shepherd, BScPT, Injury Prevention Consultant…