Are Computer-Controlled, Pressure Modulated Knee Rehabilitation Machines Valuable Following Total Knee Arthroplasty?
New Published Research on The X10 Knee Machine
Including an interview with Dr. Carl Freeman, an author of the study (click Play above)
A new third-party study was published in late 2018 about the X10 Knee Machine. Dr. Carl Freeman and Dr. Paul Roubal authored the study. The paper was published in The Global Journal of Orthopedics Research: it examines the effectiveness of PMKR knee machines. This stands for “Pressure Modulated Knee Rehabilitation.” The only representative of this new class of knee rehabilitation equipment is the X10™. To read the study click the link below:
To determine if a patented new computer controlled, pressure modulated knee rehabilitation machine was more effective, in rehabilitation of total knee arthroplasty, than the continuous passive motion machine utilizing Cochrane Review data.
Methods: Prospective study of 197 patients: 59 outpatient rehabilitation facilities; 155 home-based care, and 7 skilled nursing facilities. Patients were prospectively treated with pressure modulated knee rehabilitation and standard rehabilitation for total knee arthroplasty. Range of motion (RoM) was compared (via ANOVA) with the Cochrane continuous passive motion study. We also evaluated RoM outcomes versus start day of pressure modulated knee rehabilitation use.
Findings: Pressure modulated knee rehabilitation patient’s ROM, at 30 days, exceeded 116º. This is significantly greater than all short- term (6 weeks) Cochrane Review studies (83°). Patients using the pressure modulated knee rehabilitation six or more days after surgery had a significantly lower 14-day RoM than patients who began on days 1-5 following surgery.
Interpretation: The pressure modulated knee rehabilitation patients increase their RoM following total knee arthroplasty. These gains are significantly more than continuous passive motion users.
High Patient Satisfaction / Unique (Patented) Design
The X10 delivers consistent, productive, progressive therapy comes in all of our X10 Knee Machine models. The earliest X10 2.0 is just as effective today as it was in 2010. That is when we introduced the first PMKR knee machine. And we have made wonderful improvements and enhancements over the years with knee function and mobility in mind. With that said, some pictures of the X10 for you here:
The X10 Meta-Blog
We call it a “Meta-Blog.” In these articles we step back and give you a broad perspective on all aspects of knee health. We explore surgery and recovery and such subjects as ‘New Published Research on The X10 Knee Machine’.
This is a one-of-a-kind blog. We gather together great thinkers, doers, and writers. And it is all related to Knee Surgery, Recovery, Preparation, Care, Success and Failure. Meet physical therapists, coaches, surgeons, and patients. And as many smart people as we can gather to create useful articles for you. You may have a surgery upcoming. Or in the rear-view mirror. Maybe you just want to take care of your knees to avoid surgery. In all cases you should find some value here. Executive Editor: PJ Ewing (firstname.lastname@example.org)