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The Bee’s Knees Podcast
by X10 Therapy
by X10 Therapy
Stories, articles, interviews of knee surgery and recovery… and life after surgery.
We focus on the patient in this weekly podcast. Our objective is to improve the whole knee replacement (and other knee surgeries) experience from months before surgery to months afterwards. In the pod you will also learn about the pre and post-surgery tool, The X10 Knee Recovery System™. Welcome to The Bee’s Knees Podcast.
People want to ultimately get out of knee pain. And I can help them either coming from the angle of an Ortho-Bionomy practitioner, or I can come from the angle of teaching them a strengthening the tendons and ligaments in their joint using martial arts and Systema.
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.
Generally after a knee surgery when your knee joint is swollen, there is a lot of exudation and fluid built up. These fluids can ultimately result to a scar tissue formation wherein your range of motion can be restricted or maybe even making it hard for you to regain your range of motion.
Patty did most of her recovery at home. She faithfully worked on her rehab each day. She consulted with her X10 Coach, strategized on next steps. And, Patty found that her recovery went quickly, to the point that she could live as she would like after her knee replacement, without complication.
A scar is the marking that remains after tissue damaged from a cut, burn, or other wound has healed. Scar formation is a natural process. Scars result from replacement tissue being somewhat structurally and functionally different than the original tissue that was injured.
After surgery, you have a number of changes that take place, all part of normal reactive, reparative process. These types of changes take place with most any trauma or injury, whether it be to skin surfaces or deeper. These changes are induced by a variety of factors that act kind of in a cascade formation, in a cascade manner.
Range of motion has two components, the ability to extend your leg so that you can extend it out straight and the ability to flex your leg. And so they are called extension and flexion and they're both important. Extension is the first thing that you need to work on.
The longer the swelling is in the knee, the tougher it can be, the more "fibrotic."
Strength After Knee Surgery. You know that whole use it or lose it, that's real. That really happens. A quick lesson on building strength after knee surgery.
Preventing Fibrosis with X10? I think is absolutely what it does. But beyond that, I think if you have a patient that has fibrosis in their knee, or has some kind of a flexion contracture, you can also bring X10 in in that situation.
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.
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.
The number of knee replacements for younger people has skyrocketed in the past 10 years. And with these surgeries come new questions and expectations. Erin Rempher gives us insight into a big trend toward youth and knee replacement.
We share an interview with Gina who had a tibial plateau fracture recovery with the X10. She started on the X10 ten weeks after the surgery when she was very disappointed with her recovery. Within two weeks she solved her knee surgery recovery problem.
Just when you think you can’t go any further, you keep pushing forward and within a few days (maybe even a week), you will see your hard work pay off.
The type of anesthesia used during a surgical procedure will depend on a number of factors, but primarily the nature of the procedure and your medical history. Beyond this, you may be offered a choice of options, and those who anticipate being anxious during the procedure may wish to opt for a greater level of sedation.
At the most basic level guarding occurs when your therapist pushes your knee one way and you push right back, negating his attempt to help you gain flexibility as you try to protect yourself. This is called Protective Muscle Guarding.
Flexion is the number one challenge for most patients after any knee surgery. A lack of full knee flexion is the number one reason patients call us looking for an “X10 Intervention”
Pete's recovery from knee replacement did not go as planned and he was scheduled for an MUA (Manipulation Under Anesthesia). He found X10 and, like so many thousands of others, solved his knee recovery quickly.