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.
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.
Threats to a Proper Knee Replacement Recovery. We explore DVT, Infection, Flexion, Extension, Scar Tissue and Swelling and Other Comorbidities in this must read article.
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”
Going ahead with knee replacement became a desicion between living an normal life or one with greatly compromised mobility for Karen Fattal.
With each procedure WL’s knee seemed to be worse off. His range of motion declined and the pain and stiffness persisted. Having a stiff knee in Houston was now what WL had expected. He began to scour the internet for a better rehab answer. That is when he found X10.
Everyone else thought Nan’s recovery was done. Her bend was “good enough”, her pain was gone, she should “be happy” with the results she had. Nan did not agree.
Terri was hiking the Appalachian Trail when she tore her meniscus. That led to a total knee replacement. Hear a detailed interview about how she recovered from the surgery here.
How far does your courage go before the stress turns to anxiety and frustration? Travel is always stressful, but too much stress can ruin a trip, so know your comfort level and plan accordingly. Let’s be considerate of your mobility while making it the trip of a lifetime.