Knee replacement surgery is extremely effective at eliminating osteoarthritic pain. But, recent research shows that, “Current practice of total knee replacement as performed in a recent U.S. cohort of patients with knee osteoarthritis had minimal effects on quality of life and QALYs (quality adjusted life years) at the group level.”
What image comes to mind when you hear of a person undergoing a total knee replacement? Someone sedentary? Someone in their “golden years?” What if I told you that image has changed drastically in the last decade?
Some answers to lingering questions about recovery after knee replacement. Can you reduce recovery time? Can you regain strength (in this case 10 months after surgery)? Can you achieve natural range of motion even after severe complications? Verified research here on the effect of using X10 for recovery.
The new X10 patented technology provides an increase in flexion after standard physical therapy has failed. The X10 is not surgical, does not require anesthesia, is not painful, and does not require additional physical therapy upon completion.
A ‘New Knee Library’ and a full complement of knee assessments for you. A big update with diagnostic tools for you to use to assess your leg strength, range of motion, and overall level of mobility.
An interview with Dr. Carl Freeman about CPM, X10, Pre-hab and patient results after knee replacement. We also discuss the new “arthroplasty results” study authored by Dr. Roubal and Dr. Freeman as well as a recent research publication by Dr. Calatayud about the value of Pre-hab before surgery.
Long-form talks from three orthopedic surgeons. .Dr. Kenneth Krumins, Dr. Chris Manseau, and Dr. Robert Dean speak to the members of Knee Group The Villages.
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.
Since the advent of knee replacement doctors understood that the operation eliminated arthritic pain, but did not restore patient to full function. Restoring full function required therapy post surgery. We present here the truth behind the CPM with the hope that patients who are presented with the CPM as an option for post surgery recovery will be empowered to make an informed decision on whether or not to use it. – Dr. David Halley
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.