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.