Some answers to lingering questions about recovery after knee replacement. Can you reduce recovery time? Can you regain strength (in this case 10 months after surgery)? Can you achieve natural range of motion even after severe complications? Verified research here on the effect of using X10 for recovery.
How to avoid Manipulation Under Anesthesia using the X10 Knee Recovery System™.
Help! I’m stuck!
Yes, that was me nine weeks post surgery for total knee replacement. I could not get past 100º on my own or 105º with the therapist. For several years I had been going to the gym three or four times a week for yoga, Pilates, stretch and flex, and interval classes, so this degree of motion was not acceptable to me.
The total knee replacement (TKA) was on December 3, 2019. By mid-January, it was apparent that the recovery had stalled. On February 4, 2020, two months after his knee replacement, at only 88º of flexion, Gary started on X10.
The new X10 patented technology provides an increase in flexion after standard physical therapy has failed. The X10 is not surgical, does not require anesthesia, is not painful, and does not require additional physical therapy upon completion.
Both of my knees were injured on 9/11. I was crushed in Tower Two when it collapsed. I had immediate surgeries, right after 9/11. On August 21, 2019, I had my left knee replaced. It was robotic surgery. Everything went well with the surgery and the replacement, but the recovery was a different story.
Fibrosis is another way to look at scar tissue. It’s scar tissue, plus. Some of the scar tissue that we have, you can think of like spiderwebs And so we can move the knee joint a little bit or the shoulder, or whatever joint it happens to be, and we can break those spiderwebs and we can get some range of motion back.
Just when you think you can’t go any further, you keep pushing forward and within a few days (maybe even a week), you will see your hard work pay off.
At the most basic level guarding occurs when your therapist pushes your knee one way and you push right back, negating his attempt to help you gain flexibility as you try to protect yourself. This is called Protective Muscle Guarding.
Flexion is the number one challenge for most patients after any knee surgery. A lack of full knee flexion is the number one reason patients call us looking for an “X10 Intervention”
Maryland Air National Guardsman, Ed Bard, used the X10 to 1) solve a tough right knee replacement recovery in 2016, and 2) make it a quick recovery for his left knee in 2019.