Physical Therapist, Lisa Alarcon, explains how to manage and minimize swelling and scar tissue after knee replacement in this essential interview.
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.
With a long history of knee problems and surgeries Richard replaced two knees (2011, 2018). He used the bicycle and The X10 Knee Machine to make his most recent surgery a huge success. Richard reports in detail on his surgeries and recoveries in this full interview.
Dr. Ronald Lederman received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with an additional one year of fellowship training in lower extremity orthopedics.
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.”
My surgeon agreed that using the X10 ONLY was fine since the results I was getting were so great. Smiles and happiness! The X10 was definitely the right decision as was my decision to do the bilateral knee replacement surgery.
You never know when life is going to throw you a curve. My curveball came the week before Memorial Day, when I tripped in the garage (on my way to exercise) and broke my patella, i.e., kneecap. Two days later, Dr. Jason Sadowski bolted the kneecap, wrapped it with wire and sent me home in a leg brace designed to keep my right leg absolutely straight for six weeks.
It’s a sweet life! I’m an X10 Recovery Coach, and I truly love what I do, because the focus is on all the wonderful people on the other phone. It’s all about their unique stories, their happiness, their health, their total recovery — head to toe.
In early 2016, Frank underwent total knee replacement on his left leg, which went well. The next phase however proved to go NOT so well, and for one reason or another, Frank ended up living with a 102 – 103 degrees of flexion for the next 2+ years. “Normal” flexion for most of us is somewhere between 135 – 140 degrees, with nothing hindering us.
Frank was stuck!
In the physical therapy world it is not uncommon for the P.T. abbreviation, which is supposed to stand for Physical Therapy, to also be referred to as Pain and Torture. Unfortunately this is a very common reference for those who have gone through a total knee replacement. But is the “no pain no gain” approach really the best?