Little did I know that throughout Curt’s recovery on the X10, his mother Venetia was watching very closely from the sidelines. While recovering fairly easily from hip replacement two years prior, Venetia witnessed knee replacement patients struggle with great pain and discomfort. Venetia had decided to put off having knee replacement surgery indefinitely.
Fibrosis is another way to look at scar tissue. It’s scar tissue, plus. Some of the scar tissue that we have, you can think of like spiderwebs And so we can move the knee joint a little bit or the shoulder, or whatever joint it happens to be, and we can break those spiderwebs and we can get some range of motion back.
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.
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 walk properly you need that zero degrees, so that your heel can hit the ground first. After surgery, sometimes what happens is your brain can start sending messages to the leg on how it should move and where it is in space. Your leg can sometimes have a delay on that message. It’s almost like your muscles have to relearn what their job is.
Tim recovered from Double Knee Replacement and then Double Manipulation Under Anesthesia using the X10 Knee Recovery System. In the process he gained extensive knowledge about how to get through a Bilateral Knee Surgery and get back to life.
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.
We need to pay attention to the culture of the practice and go with our gut. A really good surgeon is not only a skilled professional but one who puts the patient first.
Merlin’s Story Part III. Opioids and Knee Replacement. Effective pain management is the first layer of building that trust relationship that allows the patient to be an active partner in their own healing from the inception.
In trying to analyze the whole experience, there was one very interesting factor. At the height of the pain on Marlin’s Story Part IV: Managing Pain After Knee Replacement. Saturday and Sunday, I did no exercise at all. But some kind of survival instinct must have kicked in on Monday and though the pain management regimen remained the same, and I was unable to do any meaningful work with the physiotherapist, I completed two sessions on the X10 machine once the pain meds kicked in.