“After the staples or sutures have been removed, and there is no seepage from the scar you can start with desensitization techniques and mobilizing the tissue around the scar. The sensation you feel when you massage your scar is one of strong pulling or light burning, NOT sharp pain. Scar massage should NOT feel like that.” – By Sharron Wass
Little did I know that throughout Curt’s recovery on the X10, his mother Venetia was watching very closely from the sidelines. While recovering fairly easily from hip replacement two years prior, Venetia witnessed knee replacement patients struggle with great pain and discomfort. Venetia had decided to put off having knee replacement surgery indefinitely.
Since the advent of knee replacement doctors understood that the operation eliminated arthritic pain, but did not restore patient to full function. Restoring full function required therapy post surgery. We present here the truth behind the CPM with the hope that patients who are presented with the CPM as an option for post surgery recovery will be empowered to make an informed decision on whether or not to use it. – Dr. David Halley
Using pre-habilitation as a strategy to reduce both short and long-term strength deficits following knee surgery has recently begun to receive the serious attention it deserves. We now know definitively that knee pre-hab enhances outcomes. Dr. Carl Freeman presents comparative data between pre-hab methods here.
Deb was living a purposeful and exciting life. Sadly, things like volleyball, tennis, and dancing became very challenging because of the excruciating pain that certain movement caused her. These gradually increasing limitations contribute to muscle loss, weakness as well as depression. Eventually every knee patient must make some very important decisions.
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™.
Knee replacement surgery is extremely effective at eliminating osteoarthritic pain. But, recent research shows that, “Current practice of total knee replacement as performed in a recent U.S. cohort of patients with knee osteoarthritis had minimal effects on quality of life and QALYs (quality adjusted life years) at the group level.”
A Physical Therapist Explains Scar Tissue in the Knee We introduced this video about scar tissue in the knee more than three years ago. Since then it has become a YouTube wonder video and has been praised far and wide as the single most helpful video to watch prior to Knee Replacement Surgery. About the…
Continuous Passive Motion Machine: What Went Wrong The Continuous Passive Motion Machine is a device designed in the early 1970’s with the idea of helping knee surgery patients regain range of motion. The hope was that hours of moving the leg back and forth would loosen up the knee and allow the patient to gain…
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…