Knee Replacement Prehab and Rehab
An interview with Stephen Duman
The interview was conducted by Mary Elliott. Click the play button above to listen. Stephen describes preparing for total knee replacement and then his quick recovery. Knee Replacement Prehab and Rehab..
It was all about preparation. Stephen spent a few weeks preparing for his total knee replacement surgery in Michigan. That time was well spent. Strength in his hamstring, quadriceps, and calf muscles put him in a much better position going into his surgery. He would be much better able to deal with the threat of muscle atrophy with some strategic strengthening. And Stephen’s work on range of motion also helped him post-surgery as pre-surgery ROM is predictive of what one face’s after the operation.
The X10 Knee Recovery System™ is used every day to prepare knee replacement patients for their upcoming surgeries. In some cases it is covered by insurance, but it is available to all who want to make their recovery from knee replacement quick and easy.
If you are facing a knee replacement surgery we have a host of free resources available to you right now. Visit the knee library to get smart about the whole process, from prehab to rehab to life after surgery.
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Prehab Pays Off
Pre-habilitation involves preparatory exercises and stretches done before surgery. Pre-hab before knee surgery is now recommended for most knee replacement patients.
Why is it Important?
Pre-hab before knee surgery (in particular knee replacement) is particularly important because the average knee replacement patient has been losing strength for more than seven years resulting in leg muscle atrophy.
The X10 Meta-Blog
We call it a “Meta-Blog” because we step back and give you a broad perspective on all aspects of knee health, surgery and recovery such as Prehab and Rehab for Total Knee Replacement.
.In this one-of-a-kind blog we gather together great thinkers, doers, writers related to Knee Surgery, Recovery, Preparation, Care, Success and Failure. Meet physical therapists, coaches, surgeons, patients, and as many smart people as we can gather to create useful articles for you. Whether you have a surgery upcoming, in the rear-view mirror, or just want to take care of your knees to avoid surgery, you should find some value here. For more on MUA click here.