Accelerated Knee Replacement Recovery

May 16, 2022

Accelerated Knee Replacement Recovery

Julie's Journey

I first met Julie 2 weeks post knee replacement surgery. Julie had opted for my  accelerated recovery programme over 4 weeks. Julie was very able and keen to get back to full time work and her normal activities. Initial session is looking at base line and starting point for pain inflammation and mobility. Julie was able to complete the physio directed exercise and had a good degree of home independence.

The main focus of knee replacement Physio in the first six weeks is to protect the surgery not to help the patient recover. The key elements are bending past 90 degrees and past 110 degrees is desirable. Coupled with this is a focus on getting the knee straight to support general movement. Most patients focus on building up the front of the leg but the calf muscle is always key to support and mobility.

Julie could bend her knee well with 90 degrees and was close to straight, so the initial focus was movement with crutches and building up mobility and strength for everyday activities. Stairs are always a challenge and focus for first week and training along with Range of Movements and power building.

The second week is walking and working with one crutch and standing and bending on one leg for balance and confidence. Mobility movement increases swelling and InterX helps reduce the impact along with reducing pain from surgery. Third week is walking without crutches in the house and outside learning to walk differently. Final week of the four week programme extends independence and strength and power to do activities along with jumping. This stage Julie smashed and exceeded targets by working extremely hard and had to be reined in as was working too hard with not enough rest.

Julie’s personal goals were to be able do everything before osteoarthritis with a focus on extended walking and gym fitness and training. Julie had several additional sessions to help with swelling a pain from working so hard in recovery. Julie is now walking extensive distances and training regularly and back to full time work.

Recovery from a knee replacement takes time and InterX and my 5 step process accelerates this significantly, so normal recovery is much faster.

If you have had a knee replacement recently why not call 01789 228123 or Direct Message me to find out about accelerated knee replacement recovery

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About the author

Stephen Grinnell MSc Health and Rehabilitation
Pain and Physical Rehabilitation Specialist
Stephen has had his own Pain and Rehabilitation Clinic for 9 years where he has treated well over 1000 people with lots of different pain and injury issues. Stephen’s personal physical rehabilitation journey started with a serious injury while on active service with the Royal Marines 25 years ago. This injury resulted in a long journey of complementary rehabilitation and two replacement hips. Stephen has developed his own bespoke treatment protocols using a variety of medical devices to help pain and inflammation resulting in accelerated recovery. Specialist areas of focus are back pain issues and hip and knee replacement rehabilitation. Stephen previously had a successful academic career lecturing at a variety of Colleges and Universities in the Sports Science, Rehabilitation and Training areas. Stephen has also worked in The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Physiotherapy department during the Covid 19 Pandemic helping the recovery of patients.

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