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.
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.
Terri was hiking the Appalachian Trail when she tore her meniscus. That led to a total knee replacement. Hear a detailed interview about how she recovered from the surgery here.
In the physical therapy world it is not uncommon for the P.T. abbreviation, which is supposed to stand for Physical Therapy, to also be referred to as Pain and Torture. Unfortunately this is a very common reference for those who have gone through a total knee replacement. But is the “no pain no gain” approach really the best?
The CPM is still used today because it is a common, and sometimes patient-requested adjunct to knee surgery. It’s like putting on an old pair of slippers that were inherited during the surgeon’s residency.