I awoke one morning and literally could not walk or put pressure on my right leg. The pain was excruciating and constant. At that moment I knew I had reached the “bone on bone point of no return.”
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™.
Knee Replacement Revision. Dr. Carl Freeman had 21 knee surgeries prior to gettting a total knee replacement revision and finally getting it right. He describes his recovery with the X10 here.
It was compromising walking on the stairs or playing tennis. Every night, when I went to sleep, I woke up every two to three hours with excruciating pain. I knew in my heart, at this point in time, with both knees compromised, I had to do something.
Immediately following knee replacement, pain and swelling make regaining range of motion a challenge. The swelling inhibits movement as the knee area is bulkier, tender and just not as mobile as it would be without the swelling which may permanently impede flexibility if left untreated.
It’s a sweet life! I’m an X10 Recovery Coach, and I truly love what I do, because the focus is on all the wonderful people on the other phone. It’s all about their unique stories, their happiness, their health, their total recovery — head to toe.
Long-form talks from three orthopedic surgeons. .Dr. Kenneth Krumins, Dr. Chris Manseau, and Dr. Robert Dean speak to the members of Knee Group The Villages.
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?
For me it was a game changer. I was at a point six weeks post surgery where I truly felt that at 67 years old this might be how I was going to finish my life was just sort of hobbling around, and hope I didn’t hurt the other knee by doing that, but it gave me such a new lease on life. I’m 68 years old, soon to be 69, and I can see myself working for the next 10 years as long as I continue to enjoy it as I do, and I am literally pain free.
One of the biggest concerns among the aging population is falling, and for good reason. A fall can be the beginning of a decline in your lifestyle. It is also the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in older Americans, according to the NCOA, or National Council On Aging.
I present building strength after knee surgery here so you can be an exception to the majority of knee patients who suffer a huge strength deficit after surgery… a deficit that can linger for weeks, months and even years.