At the most basic level guarding occurs when your therapist pushes your knee one way and you push right back, negating his attempt to help you gain flexibility as you try to protect yourself. This is called Protective Muscle Guarding.
KNEE SURGERY RECOVERY
When you have total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, recovery and rehabilitation is a crucial stage. In this stage, you’ll get back on your feet and return to an active lifestyle.
The 12 weeks following surgery are very important for recovery and rehab. Committing to a plan and pushing yourself to do as much as possible each day will help you heal faster from surgery and improve your chances for long-term success.
Halley Orthopedic Products was founded in Southeast Michigan in 2005. The company’s objective was simple: improve the results of knee surgery through new rehabilitation technology. The result of years of research and development was the first model of the X10 Knee Rehabilitation Machine in 2011. Since then many thousands of knee patients have recovered using the X10™.
Four months after his total knee replacement (11-19-18) Kerry went through the Manipulation Under Anesthesia (3-28-19). He chose the X10 for his recovery afterwards.
Threats to a Proper Knee Replacement Recovery. We explore DVT, Infection, Flexion, Extension, Scar Tissue and Swelling and Other Comorbidities in this must read article.
Flexion is the number one challenge for most patients after any knee surgery. A lack of full knee flexion is the number one reason patients call us looking for an “X10 Intervention”
Pete’s recovery from knee replacement did not go as planned and he was scheduled for an MUA (Manipulation Under Anesthesia). He found X10 and, like so many thousands of others, solved his knee recovery quickly.
Going ahead with knee replacement became a desicion between living an normal life or one with greatly compromised mobility for Karen Fattal.
With each procedure WL’s knee seemed to be worse off. His range of motion declined and the pain and stiffness persisted. Having a stiff knee in Houston was now what WL had expected. He began to scour the internet for a better rehab answer. That is when he found X10.
Whenever there is an incision, there is the possibility of a scar; a fact many forget when undergoing plastic surgery. Whether you are looking to correct a scar from years ago or are taking preventative measures for an upcoming procedure, there are treatments that can help prevent and heal surgical scarring.
There are some very important things to consider during knee surgery recovery. While full range of motion is the immediate focus, there are barriers to achieving this goal. There are several reasons that range of motion can be limited. I discuss here the variables that can be directly affected by your success in therapy.
What happens after knee replacement when there is a lack of full knee extension? We explore this question in this installment of our series entitled ‘Threats to a Proper Knee Replacement Recovery’.