When the recovery stalls around six weeks after knee surgery patients naturally get upset, if not really and truly depressed, about the whole thing. I cannot tell you how many time I have heard the words “I wish had had never had this surgery. I’d rather go back to my bone-on-bone self if this is all I am going to be able to do after the surgery.” Oftentimes a lack of knee bending is simply not their fault… and I know it can be fixed.
Help! I’m stuck!
Yes, that was me nine weeks post surgery for total knee replacement. I could not get past 100º on my own or 105º with the therapist. For several years I had been going to the gym three or four times a week for yoga, Pilates, stretch and flex, and interval classes, so this degree of motion was not acceptable to me.
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™.