Knee Replacement Recovery

Most patients are able to care for themselves and resume some normal daily activities within two months. They can drive within one month. It may take four to six months for many knee patients to feel fully recovered form knee replacement surgery. There are new accelerated programs and rehab devices that can significantly speed up recovery times.

Accelerated Knee Replacement Recovery

Pain is a major problem in standard knee replacement recovery and limits how much a physical therapist can pump the leg to remove fluid. Usually physical therapists do 3-5 pumps 3 days/week and cannot calibrate how hard they push on your leg, rather they watch your face for signs of pain. Sometimes they push too hard and damage your knee, other times they don’t push hard enough and little or no fluid leaves the knee capsule.

The X10™ works below the patient’s pain threshold

The X10’s pressure sensors, controlled by the patient, protect them from pain. Patients, not therapists, are now in control of pain. Patients working below their pain threshold can now do 21 half hour sessions/week (10.5 hours of direct knee therapy). Without pain, people are willing and able to do far more therapy, make faster gains, than previously thought possible.

Therapists have also noticed a decrease in opiate consumption while recovering on the X10™

Patients who have additional health concerns

Using standard protocols patients with additional health issues (e.g., diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular issues, etc.) typically do not recover as well as those who don’t have additional health issues. However, our research has shown that people with additional health problems catch up to healthy individuals in a few weeks if they use the X10. Without the X10 these compromised individuals typically will not catch up for a year or more. Surprisingly, patients under 60 usually have a more difficult recovery. Again, this appears not to be true if they use the X10.

To listen to an inspiring interview with Dr. Michael Kenny about  his knee recovery with X10, click here.

The X10 is available through your insurance (in some cases) and as a short-term-rental. Most patients to not need the X10 for more than 17 days. Our clinical team is ready to help you at any time with your knee surgery recovery. You can reach us with a phone call at 1-855-910-5633 or an email at To schedule a 15 minute call with us click on the Want to Learn More? image on this page.