Avoid MUA Research
Published in The Global Journal of Orthopedics Research
An interview with Dr. Carl Freeman
Dr. Carl Freeman is a professor at Wayne State University. He has been a part of the research teams on countless orthopedic studies working with surgeons and physical therapists on ground breaking research. In late 2019 Dr. Freeman and Dr. Robert Ference published a new avoid MUA research study that focused on the X10 Knee Machine.
Click on the Play Button above to listen to our podcast interview with Dr. Freeman from The Bee’s Knees Podcast.
And, here is a link to the study.
Stiff knee occurs in between 2% and 23% of total knee arthroplasty patients. Resolution of a stiff knee is critical for patients’ quality of life following a TKA. Historically, treatment options include physical therapy, manipulation under anesthesia, arthroscopic lysis, and open lysis. Excluding physical therapy, the other options all require anesthesia, with procedures usually being done in a hospital or surgical center. Here, we report on a new non-surgical alternative that is done in patients’ homes and is as efficacious as a manipulation under anesthesia.
The X10 is comparable to the outcomes of the surgical procedures for treating knee arthrofibrosis. The X10 has advantages over the surgical techniques: in that it is not painful, does not require anesthesia or additional physical therapy after its use, and is less expensive than the surgical procedures. While the surgical procedures accomplish their goal in a one-time event and hence the need for anesthesia, the X10 does require a few weeks of use, but then accomplishes the follow up physical therapy at the same time.
The new X10 patented technology provides an increase in flexion after standard physical therapy has failed. The X10 is not surgical, does not require anesthesia, is not painful, and does not require additional physical therapy upon completion. Accordingly, we recommend that the X10 be the first response to stiff knees.
The X10 Meta-Blog
We call it a “Meta-Blog” because we step back and give you a broad perspective on all aspects of knee health, surgery and recovery such as this article on avoid MUA research.
In this one-of-a-kind blog we gather together great thinkers, doers, writers related to Knee Surgery, Recovery, Preparation, Care, Success and Failure. Meet physical therapists, coaches, surgeons, patients, and as many smart people as we can gather to create useful articles for you. Whether you have a surgery upcoming, in the rear-view mirror, or just want to take care of your knees to avoid surgery, you should find some value here. For more on MUA click here.
For more on your opportunity to avoid Manipulation Under Anesthesia click here.
Two resources for you below. Both are email series that we created to help those who need some additional thinking for pre-surgery and post-surgery.