“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.”
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.
Don rolled a dump truck and was thrown from the cab of the vehicle. He was in a wheelchair for months. The X10 Knee Recovery System™ was able to help Don’s knee and, surprisingly, his hip as well. In addition to all of his injuries, Don was facing a very challenging ACL LCL Knee Recovery.
Preventing Fibrosis with X10? I think is absolutely what it does. But beyond that, I think if you have a patient that has fibrosis in their knee, or has some kind of a flexion contracture, you can also bring X10 in in that situation.
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.
Whenever there is an incision, there is the possibility of a scar; a fact many forget when undergoing plastic surgery. Whether you are looking to correct a scar from years ago or are taking preventative measures for an upcoming procedure, there are treatments that can help prevent and heal surgical scarring.
There are some very important things to consider during knee surgery recovery. While full range of motion is the immediate focus, there are barriers to achieving this goal. There are several reasons that range of motion can be limited. I discuss here the variables that can be directly affected by your success in therapy.
Constant pain in the front and center of your knee. The inability to bend your knee into a crouched position. Not enough leg strength to stand up from a crouched position. Does this sound familiar? If so, there’s a chance you may have Patella Baja.
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’.
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.