My name is Tanisha Moore. I am 46 years old and have had 2 Total Right Knee Replacements October 17, 2016 and a revision February 19, 2018. In my case this was due to a rare condition called avascular necrosis.
Always Active and On-the-Go!
I have always been very active and athletic since I was a little girl. I was in cheerleading, played softball and tennis, ran track, always dancing, and can stay in the mall shopping for hours. Unfortunately in 2014 many things changed in my life due to my right knee issue.
For several years I have worn heels, walked steady and had no issues until I was at work one day walking around my property in Washington, DC. At the time I was a Property Manager of a high-rise and garden style buildings.
As I walked around I yelled out in pain and couldn’t walk without limping back to my office. I went to the emergency room and unfortunately the X-ray showed nothing, so they referred me to a Orthopedic Surgeon.
The first orthopedic surgeon I went to for my pain did a scope and unfortunately they couldn’t find anything wrong with my right knee however, we continued physical therapy and I received a few shots as well. I didn’t feel good about this doctor so I went to several more for an opinion and unfortunately after seeing six (6) doctors I was told by my 7th orthopedic surgeon in 2016 that I had a bone disease called Avascular Necrosis. The doctor discovered this by doing thorough checks such as MRI and a full-body scan. The full body scan showed everything regarding my bone disease.
I had my knee replacement surgery on my right knee October 17, 2016. It was a terrible surgery which resulted in lots of pain. Unfortunately throughout my recovery after going to my scheduled follow-ups my Tibia came loose whereas I needed a revision surgery. My second knee surgery was February 19, 2018 which was another total knee replacement and not revision as I had anticipated. The doctor decided to give me ‘all new parts.’ A short video of my story can be seen by watching the video below.
Recovery on X10 After Surgery
This surgery has gone well and my recovery is even better due to me using the X10 machine.
I found X10 on Twitter in a knee replacement support group page. After researching the machine and watching many videos my husband and I thought this would help me with my range of motion and strengthening.
I did pre-hab exercises which is a known way to improve your chances of a good outcome. I also did post-op exercises, and after having the X10 machine for three (3) weeks my progress according to my orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist is going well.
I don’t believe I would have made it this far if I didn’t have that machine. I worked out on this machine 2-3 times a day, and I always pushed myself to go beyond.
I am now 56 days post op and I am no longer using the walker or cane and my bend is at 120+ with my knee almost straightened. I still attend physical therapy and am going back to work May 21, 2018. My right knee experience was not a good situation at first but I am happy with the outcome today. My battle with avascular necrosis may continue, but my knee recovery has been great!