I present building strength after knee surgery here so you can be an exception to the majority of knee patients who suffer a huge strength deficit after surgery… a deficit that can linger for weeks, months and even years.
Knee Surgery? Knee Replacement? A sedentary lifestyle can be detrimental to your physical health, ability to function, mental health, and ultimately, shorten your life span. Not for you!! Some valuable techniques for you here. Written by Yvonne LaCrosse, PTA.
Tanisha was athletic and active all her life. Then one day in 2014 she felt an excruciating pain. Tanisha’s battle with, and triumph over Avascular Necrosis and two TKA’s presented here.
To some degree you have to take charge of your knee recovery. Take an active role in everything that happens once you are out of that operating room and taking your first steps with your new knee. You are the coach and you have to lead the many members of your own “team knee.”
A failed total knee replacement recovery far from X10’s home base in Michigan. Unsuccessful physical therapy (including traditional P.T. and the CPM machine) in Wisconsin. A successful rehab with X10 at home; putting knee replacement in the rear view mirror.
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
Using pre-habilitation as a strategy to reduce both short and long-term strength deficits following knee surgery has recently begun to receive the serious attention it deserves. We now know definitively that knee pre-hab enhances outcomes. Dr. Carl Freeman presents comparative data between pre-hab methods here.
Continuous Passive Motion Machine: What Went Wrong The Continuous Passive Motion Machine is a device designed in the early 1970’s with the idea of helping knee surgery patients regain range of motion. The hope was that hours of moving the leg back and forth would loosen up the knee and allow the patient to gain…