Everyone else thought Nan’s recovery was done. Her bend was “good enough”, her pain was gone, she should “be happy” with the results she had. Nan did not agree.
THE X10 KNEE RECOVERY SYSTEM™
The X10 is an advanced computerized machine used in your own home. Since its introduction the X10 has enabled thousands of patients to quickly regain two of the most important functions following knee surgery… range of motion and strength, without pain.
The X10 speeds up recovery of both range of motion and strength so much that restoring the range of motion requires 3-4 weeks on the X10 vs. six (6)+ months for standard therapy.
When used for both pre-surgical and post surgical strengthening X10 can more than restore the full preoperative strength in seven weeks. With typical physical therapy there is a 50% deficit at one month and a 30% deficit for one to more than 10 years.
Kathy (70) is a yoga instructor who found herself in the unenviable position of needing two knee replacements. With the consent of Dr. Brian McCardal Kathy did them both at the same time. One surgery. One recovery. It just made sense. A month later, after devoting herself to her recovery at home with The X10 Knee Recovery System™, Kathy got back to her yoga.
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.”
My surgeon agreed that using the X10 ONLY was fine since the results I was getting were so great. Smiles and happiness! The X10 was definitely the right decision as was my decision to do the bilateral knee replacement surgery.
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.
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.
In early 2016, Frank underwent total knee replacement on his left leg, which went well. The next phase however proved to go NOT so well, and for one reason or another, Frank ended up living with a 102 – 103 degrees of flexion for the next 2+ years. “Normal” flexion for most of us is somewhere between 135 – 140 degrees, with nothing hindering us.
Frank was stuck!
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.
Although X10 was created in 2005, we were primarily an R&D Company until 2010 when we treated our first knee patients. Ironic, but delightful, that in 2015 we were awarded “Startup of the Year” by Automation Alley. Below is a short interview about the creation of the X10, the unique access to the technology behind the X10 in the state of Michigan, and winning the award.
X10 Start up of the Year… yeah – we’ll take it!!!
As Halley explained, “People would come back in six weeks and have a flexion contracture. It wasn’t that many people but, still, you want 100% because right after surgery everyone could straighten it out.”