After MUA: What You Need to Know
If you have had an MUA, using the X10 will help you avoid a second MUA and give you a higher quality outcome. Obviously, if you’ve recently had an MUA, or are facing an MUA in the near future, your recovery strategy has failed and you ought to consider a change.
As Albert Einstein famously said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
- If a surgeon has brought up a Manipulation Under Anesthesia then he is concerned that your range of motion is below expectations.
- An MUA is simply your surgeon bending your knee to break up scar tissue while you are under anesthesia.
- Most surgeons do not like to “manipulation” after 12 weeks post surgery so if your surgeon has you scheduled for an MUA he feels that it is time to start your recovery again
- Between 4 and 7% of all knee replacement patients require a Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA)
- The reasons for MUA vary but include knee condition prior to surgery, knee injury/surgery history, being overweight, smoking, aversion to pain, opioid allergies, ethnicity, younger age and poor motivation.
- It may be that something in your recovery just did not go according to plan and the race against time, against scar tissue, just did not go your way.
- 25% of MUA patients require a second MUA as their recovery was not acceptable after the first MUA procedure.
- If you have an MUA you are 2-3 times more likely to need a revision knee replacement surgery earlier than you would otherwise.
- MUA patients do not achieve the same range of motion as non-MUA patients.
In the video below meet Bruce who had to undergo two Manipulations Under Anesthesia before using X10 for his recovery. it took less than two weeks for Bruce to finally get the recovery that he expected after his original total knee replacement.
You also meet Tim, a U.S. Marine veteran who had double Manipulations Under Anesthesia after Bilateral Total Knee Replacement.