The X10: A Revolution in Knee Rehabilitation Study
Authors: Dr. David Halley and Paul Ewing (BA, MBA)
Pub. April 2013
Objective: To determine how a patented new computer controlled, pressure modulated knee rehabilitation machine (PMKR) can treat patients with different conditions.
Design: Patients were treated with PMKR and standard rehabilitation following TKA.
Setting: Home-based therapy
Participants: Three Case Studies presented. Case #1: Severely limited right knee joint. Case #2: Typical AGE/AGF knee. Case #3: Middle age female facing MUA 3 weeks post-op.
Interventions: Patients were prospectively treated with PMKR in the home setting.
Main Outcome Measure(s): Patients exhibited faster return to normal life and significant ROM gains using the X10 in the home.
Results: PMKR patients ROM made important gains in all cases.
Conclusions: It seems a reasonable assertion that if a patient can comfortably begin rehabilitation within two to three days following surgery (made possible because of Variable Pressure) there is reasonable expectation that patients will achieve a greater range of motion in a shorter period of time. However this is a secondary goal. It is our primary goal that patients will have a more rapid recovery allowing them to become totally independent, and a member of the workforce, able to return to work in a shorter period of time following surgery.
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