It was compromising walking on the stairs or playing tennis. Every night, when I went to sleep, I woke up every two to three hours with excruciating pain. I knew in my heart, at this point in time, with both knees compromised, I had to do something.
Little did I know that throughout Curt’s recovery on the X10, his mother Venetia was watching very closely from the sidelines. While recovering fairly easily from hip replacement two years prior, Venetia witnessed knee replacement patients struggle with great pain and discomfort. Venetia had decided to put off having knee replacement surgery indefinitely.
The Continuous Passive Motion Machine is a device designed in the early 1970’s with the idea of helping knee surgery patients regain range of motion.
Tanisha was athletic and active all her life. Then one day in 2014 she felt an excruciating pain. Tanisha’s battle with, and triumph over Avascular Necrosis and two TKA’s presented here.
In trying to analyze the whole experience, there was one very interesting factor. At the height of the pain on Marlin’s Story Part IV: Managing Pain After Knee Replacement. Saturday and Sunday, I did no exercise at all. But some kind of survival instinct must have kicked in on Monday and though the pain management regimen remained the same, and I was unable to do any meaningful work with the physiotherapist, I completed two sessions on the X10 machine once the pain meds kicked in.
Merlin’s Story Part V: Conclusion. I named my X10 machine ‘Brunhilda’ and we quickly became fast friends. She sat among my plants and books and work files like a sentinel looking out the window to the trees outside. She was strong and relentless and kind and rewarding. I could set my target, crank up the Mozart to levels that drowned the pain, pace myself, and have small victories which I would celebrate with my recovery coaches. My knee surgery recovery and the X10 were now working in synchronization.
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.
Your recovery after knee surgery gets into full gear a few weeks after surgery when you can use a stationary bike at home or at the gym. Getting the Most Out of a Stationary Bike After Knee Surgery by Mike McClellan.
What happens after knee replacement when there is a lack of full knee extension? We explore this question in this installment of our series entitled ‘Threats to a Proper Knee Replacement Recovery’.
Go to dinner with your kids and come home late, do your third session of the day at 9:30 at night. There’s no restrictions. It’s totally up to you and what your schedule is, what you feel like.