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Newly Published Research on The X10 Knee Recovery System™
A new third-party study was published in late 2021 about the X10 Knee Machine The paper was published in The Journal of Orthopaedics, one of the most respected medical journals: It is now available in print and online for all surgeons to review.
X10 Therapy The Journal of Orthopaedics
For total knee replacement, the X10 provides a complete recovery program for range of motion and strength. Adding home care and outpatient physical therapy did not improve outcomes compared to patients who utilized X10 alone.
The debate about the nature of rehabilitation, following total knee arthroplasty, has been ongoing for decades. Rajan et al. believe that home-based exercises are as efficacious as outpatient physical therapy with its machines and modalities. Pozzi et al. vigorously disagree, arguing that patients using only home-based exercises are under-treated. Wickline argued that “there is a worldwide belief that aggressive, formal, organized physiotherapy is a prerequisite for a satisfactory total knee arthroplasty (TKA) outcome.” He suggests that this is not necessarily so.3 NIH5 argued that “Despite the widespread use of TKR, there is a notable lack of consensus regarding which medical and rehabilitative perioperative practices should be employed… the site of post-acute care (home versus acute rehabilitation unit versus skilled nursing facility) is currently determined by local practice patterns and insurance reimbursement policies and not by available data.” The debate has not abated.
An official publication of the Prof. PK Surendran Memorial Educational Foundation and Indo Korean Orthopaedic Foundation, Journal of Orthopaedics is the leading journal in orthopaedics and contributes towards the improvement of the quality of orthopaedic health care.
Following total knee, arthroplasties patients using the X10 increased their quadriceps strength 120% at 30 days post-surgery compared to their pre-surgical baseline. This contrasts sharply with contrast studies outpatient physical therapy that shows patients suffer a 50–60% quadriceps strength deficit at 30 days post-surgery. For X10 patients, the average range of motion at 30 days was 124º and at discharge, it was 128º (mean 43 days). The trial involved a single surgeon and two groups. Group one (21 patients) used only the X10 for pre-habilitation and rehabilitation, while group two (20 patients) used X10 alone for pre-habilitation and then utilized the X10 plus home care plus outpatient physical therapy for rehabilitation. Adding home care and outpatient physical therapy did not improve outcomes compared to patients who utilized X10 alone. Our results show no significant difference between the two groups. Indicating that the X10 by itself is adequate to completely rehabilitate patients from total knee arthroplasties. Finally, we compared our results to those of Calatayud et al.1 who monitored two groups of patients, one group had only physical therapy for rehabilitation while the other group used physical therapy for both prehabilitation and rehabilitation. Our results were superior to Calatayud et al.1 for extension, flexion, and quadriceps strength; for each of these measures, the X10 treatment groups improved over time, while the Calatayud et al.1 groups showed losses.
High Patient Satisfaction / Unique (Patented) Design
The X10 delivers consistent, productive, progressive therapy comes in all of our X10 Knee Machine models. The earliest X10 2.0 is just as effective today as it was in 2010 when we introduced the first PMKR knee machine. And we have made wonderful improvements and enhancements over the years with knee function and mobility in mind. With that said, some pictures of the X10 knee machine for you here:
MEDICARE COVERAGE OF X10
You can have the X10 for your total knee replacement recovery, fully covered by Medicare, if you live in SE Michigan and use X10 Home Health™ as your home care provider. To learn more click here: X10 HOME HEALTH™
The X10 Meta-Blog
We call it a “Meta-Blog.” In these articles we step back and give you a broad perspective on all aspects of knee health. We explore surgery and recovery and such subjects as ‘X10 Therapy The Journal of Orthopaedics’.
This is a one-of-a-kind blog. We gather together great thinkers, doers, and writers. And it is all related to Knee Surgery, Recovery, Preparation, Care, Success and Failure. Meet physical therapists, coaches, surgeons, and patients. And as many smart people as we can gather to create useful articles for you. You may have a surgery upcoming. Or in the rear-view mirror. Maybe you just want to take care of your knees to avoid surgery. In all cases you should find some value here. Executive Editor: PJ Ewing (email@example.com)