An athlete all his life Tom writes about the challenges of total knee replacement recovery under circumstances of extreme pain. Mary Elliott does an in-depth interview for the podcast and Tom Jurewicz shares his story in this signature article about perseverance, courage and recovery.
Dr. Robert Ference discusses the X10 Knee Recovery System™ and how he uses it for his patients after total knee replacement surgery in Michigan.
And so two and a half weeks after surgery when I returned to work full time and I’ve never skipped a beat or never missed a day. I’m good, I’m back. I’m in the weight room, I’m in the gym and I’m training on a regular basis and I have full mobility in my knee. In fact, it’s become my dominant knee and the stronger knee of the two.
My experience with the X10 began one rainy afternoon in April, 1974. My boyfriend and I (now husband of 44 years) were riding his motorcycle when we were broadsided by a car. I remember the impact, sliding on the wet pavement towards the intersection.
I went from my bedroom using a walker, walking into the room with the X10 getting up onto that machine. When I got off the machine, it felt better. Then I progressed to a cane and then to no assistive tools. It was definitely a comfort in knowing that you could go back the next day or the next afternoon and really see visible progress.