It was just a steroid injection. Then a septic knee. Then a knee replacement. Then a revision. My two year adventure came to an end this fall. I hope many can learn from my experiences.
Everything I had heard of that scared me, also I was not able to take anymore time off of work. I was searching online for exercises and things to do, and the X10 kept popping up on my searches. Not knowing what it was, finally after about the third time of it popping up I said, “All right, I have to check this out.”
I awoke one morning and literally could not walk or put pressure on my right leg. The pain was excruciating and constant. At that moment I knew I had reached the “bone on bone point of no return.”
Knee Replacement Revision. Dr. Carl Freeman had 21 knee surgeries prior to gettting a total knee replacement revision and finally getting it right. He describes his recovery with the X10 here.
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.
It took Nancy 13 days to get well. Without the Biodex machine at the clinic. Without a physical therapist. Without the pain. Nancy followed our program, worked daily with her X10 Patient Recovery Coach, dedicated herself to her recovery.
The CPM is still used today because it is a common, and sometimes patient-requested adjunct to knee surgery. It’s like putting on an old pair of slippers that were inherited during the surgeon’s residency.
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.
Considering Bilateral Knee Surgery? I was too… this summer, 2017. And I went ahead with it and am so glad that I did. This is my story of bilateral surgery and recovery. And I have some help in telling it from my good friends, coaches, therapists, teammates… Lisa Pelley, Yvonne Lacrosse and Mary Elliott. — Tom Moceri, November 2017
Crain’s Detroit Business did a wonderful article about the creation of Halley Orthopedics and X10 Therapy. Our thanks to the whole team there for their incredible support. Meet myself, David Halley, and Paul Ewing the inventor of the X10 in this terrific piece.