Amazed, stunned, and speechless, hope rising up in my heart, as a whole new sense of what’s possible for people struggling with those “sticky knees“… for YEARS.
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 type of anesthesia used during a surgical procedure will depend on a number of factors, but primarily the nature of the procedure and your medical history. Beyond this, you may be offered a choice of options, and those who anticipate being anxious during the procedure may wish to opt for a greater level of sedation.
There are many things you can do prior to surgery to help yourself be as prepared as possible and therefore help to make your recovery process as easy as possible. This is a must listen for anyone with a knee surgery upcoming.
“After the staples or sutures have been removed you can start with desensitization techniques and mobilizing the tissue around the scar. The sensation you feel when you massage your scar is one of strong pulling or light burning, NOT sharp pain.”
What image comes to mind when you hear of a person undergoing a total knee replacement? Someone sedentary? Someone in their “golden years?” What if I told you that image has changed drastically in the last decade?
Swelling and Scar tissue creation are closely related. Learn how they are partners in getting in the way of knee surgery recovery from an expert in the field. Lisa Alarcon, Physical Therapist, has helped many thousands of knee patients recover well after surgery, in many cases with the help of The X10 Knee Recovery System.
Patty did most of her recovery at home. She faithfully worked on her rehab each day. She consulted with her X10 Coach, strategized on next steps. And, Patty found that her recovery went quickly, to the point that she could live as she would like after her knee replacement, without complication.
Range of motion has two components, the ability to extend your leg so that you can extend it out straight and the ability to flex your leg. And so they are called extension and flexion and they’re both important. Extension is the first thing that you need to work on.
The number of knee replacements for younger people has skyrocketed in the past 10 years. And with these surgeries come new questions and expectations.
Erin Rempher gives us insight into a big trend toward youth and knee replacement.