Two Knees and The X10 Knee Machine
The Great Knee Replacement Recovery of 2018
By Richard Pospiech
I had a catastrophic knee injury when I was 16, and I tore my acl, mcl and cartilage in my left knee. I continued to play sports after my knee surgery, and my knee paid the price. When I was 24 a doctor told me I had the knee of a 90 year old! That’s when I started cycling to strengthen my muscles surrounding my knee joint. The cycling worked well until age 51, and it was then that I realized the next step to maintaining my quality of life was to schedule my first TKR surgery in 2011.
The surgery was complicated, and it took 10 weeks of PT to regain my ROM and strength. My second TKR on my right knee was in October of 2018. The main cause of the degeneration in my right knee was due to being bow legged. From October 2011 to October 2018 I performed all my outdoor hobbies with one straight leg, and one bowed leg. That sure did take a toll on my body.
I found my surgeon by reviewing orthopedic surgeons on the Internet. I was impressed with Dr. James J. Verner. He is trained to perform both knee and hip replacement surgery, and all of his patients gave him praise. He is also in high demand due to his expertise in his field of practice.
Learning about The X10™
My recovery had been going very well. Having the X10 in my house for the first 4 weeks post op was priceless.
It was a constant reminder that kept me focused on dedicating my time towards rehabbing my knee everyday. I achieved three major milestones and they were: achieving 0 and 115 degrees of extension/flexion in 2 weeks, and the next was achieving 130 degrees flexion in 4 weeks. And then the icing on the cake was being able to ride my indoor exercise bike by week 4. Accomplishing these three milestones assured me that I was on the road to full recovery.
The X10 has been the ideal way for me to recover from my knee surgery… I am so glad Dr. Verner made this happen for me.
The X10 Meta-Blog
We call it a “Meta-Blog” because we step back and give you a broad perspective on all aspects of knee health, surgery and recovery and such subjects as how to recover on two knees and the X10 Knee Machine. Voted Top 10 Knee Blog of 2018.
In this one-of-a-kind blog we gather together great thinkers, doers, writers related to Knee Surgery, Recovery, Preparation, Care, Success and Failure. Meet physical therapists, coaches, surgeons, patients, and as many smart people as we can gather to create useful articles for you. Whether you have a surgery upcoming, in the rear-view mirror, or just want to take care of your knees to avoid surgery, you should find some value here. Executive Editor: PJ Ewing (firstname.lastname@example.org)