It took Sandie five full years to get this knee done. As of today, August 4, Sandie has a clean bill of health for her knee from her surgeon. A big accomplishment and a huge sigh of relief.
I’m an anesthesiologist in Lansing, Michigan. I’ve been here for 35 years. A bowlegged anesthesiologist. My story revolves around the fact that I tore my meniscus in my left knee in 1995. Knee Surgery Anesthesia.
Some answers to lingering questions about recovery after knee replacement. Can you reduce recovery time? Can you regain strength (in this case 10 months after surgery)? Can you achieve natural range of motion even after severe complications? Verified research here on the effect of using X10 for recovery.
I went from my bedroom using a walker, walking into the room with the X10 getting up onto that machine. When I got off the machine, it felt better. Then I progressed to a cane and then to no assistive tools. It was definitely a comfort in knowing that you could go back the next day or the next afternoon and really see visible progress.
More and more I was alarmed at the growing number of people getting early knee replacements. We have the baby boomers tripping into 65 and over. There’s three quarter of a million of these things done right now. That is scheduled to double in a few years
A scar is the marking that remains after tissue damaged from a cut, burn, or other wound has healed. Scar formation is a natural process. Scars result from replacement tissue being somewhat structurally and functionally different than the original tissue that was injured.
The longer the swelling is in the knee, the tougher it can be, the more “fibrotic.”
Strength After Knee Surgery. You know that whole use it or lose it, that’s real. That really happens. A quick lesson on building strength after knee surgery.
An interview with Dr. Carl Freeman about CPM, X10, Pre-hab and patient results after knee replacement. We also discuss the new “arthroplasty results” study authored by Dr. Roubal and Dr. Freeman as well as a recent research publication by Dr. Calatayud about the value of Pre-hab before surgery.
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.