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.
Chris Nowacki spends time with us discussing her husband’s bilateral knee replacement. Wallander (Wally) Nowacki was an Olympic cyclist early in his life. Finding himself in need of two new knees last age 65 he took the leap and did both knees at once.
Kathy (70) is a yoga instructor who found herself in the unenviable position of needing two knee replacements. With the consent of Dr. Brian McCardal Kathy did them both at the same time. One surgery. One recovery. It just made sense. A month later, after devoting herself to her recovery at home with The X10 Knee Recovery System™, Kathy got back to her yoga.
David Sheehan had to deal with neuropathy in addition to the normal concerns around a knee replacement. He had a week in an outpatient facility and then on to X10. Three weeks from surgery nearly full range of motion and back to his life.
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.
The orthopedic surgeon was shocked at my progress and cancelled the MUA. By the time I saw the surgeon again ten days later, my flexion was at 125 degrees and my extension was at O degrees. God answered our prayers, I avoided the MUA, and my knee continues to improve daily.
Dr. John T. Williams presented to Knee Group The Villages in November of 2018. He covers a lot of ground, discusses total knee replacement and a variety of surgical techniques. Dr. Williams discusses recovery after surgery as well. Visit the episode page for a link to a full HD video of the presentation.
I had TKR six weeks ago, and used the X10 Knee Machine for 18 days – it’s wonderful! I returned to my office and dental practice exactly three weeks post-op. In thinking about my recovery and those of others I wanted to share a few thoughts that I hope will be helpful.
This week we share a new episode of The Bee’s Knees Podcast featuring an interview with Marisa Rodgers. Marisa describes first a knee replacement surgery and eventual failure, and then a new and novel solution using a female knee implant.