InterX Treatment reduces acute pain in patients following total knee replacement surgery!

September 4, 2023

InterX Treatment reduces acute pain in patients following total knee replacement surgery!

No only is InterX treatment significantly better than traditional protocols in pain reduction the treatment also helped with the increase in Range of Movement of the operated knee allowing for increased mobility and recovery. Don’t take my word for it have a look at this published research.

(InterX ™) reduces acute pain in patients following total knee replacement surgery: a randomised, controlled trial Ashok K Nigam,1 Drena M Taylor,1 and Zulia Valeyeva  (2011)

The study looks at comparing recovery protocols following Total Knee Replacement at Prince Philip Hospital, Carmarthenshire NHS Trust. The results were after 8 sessions of InterX treatment of short 30 minute duration to compare to other pain relief methods tens and pharmaceutical protocols.

The difference is profound for the InterX Effect 53% of patients at discharge recorded no Pain, 43% mild (0 – 3) on the pain scale and 4% moderate pain (4 – 7) on the pain scale. This compared to 47% mild (0 – 3) on the pain scale, 30% moderate (4 – 7) on the pain scale and 23% severe (8 – 10) on the pain scale. All patients were discharged with the required 90 degree bend in the knee, however the InterX Group had a significant increase on knee bend on discharge.

How does this work at the InterX Pain Clinic in Stratford Upon Avon?

The treatment process has been significantly enhanced by myself to incorporate bespoke movements and processes to increase the InterX Effect. I use a 3, 6, 9 approach to treatment post-surgery with the first 3 sessions focused on pain relief and basic mobility. The next 3 sessions working on pain and inflammation and bending and straightening the knee to aid more advanced mobility. The final 3 sessions are mainly on anti-inflammatory and healing along with extended walking and balance. I have presented this at 2 different global conferences for InterX Treatment.

I also have identified a similar process of 3, 6, 9 to aid in the use of your knee replacement. Patients typically work hard on recovery post-surgery in the initial six weeks. The main goal is normal pre surgery mobility pain free without using crutches or a walking aid. What people tend to forget is how there mobility had changed due to pain and they were limited as to what they could do. I use my rehabilitation process with patients who have limited knee pain but not getting full use out of their joint. They maybe experiencing limited range of movement making stairs difficult. Or not able to fully straighten their knee so standing and walking are more difficult. I have had great success treating people over the last 11 years and if you want to find out more about how I work book a call below!

About the author

Stephen Grinnell MSc Health and Rehabilitation
Pain and Physical Rehabilitation Specialist
Stephen has had his own Pain and Rehabilitation Clinic for over 11 years where he has treated well over 2500 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. Expert areas of focus are Plantar Fasciitis Treatment, Back pain issues particularly Lower Back and Sciatica 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 COVID patients. In 2022 Stephen has been extensively researching and trialling protocols to treat plantar fasciitis. His Expertise has resulted in the successful treatment of 103 people and counting with a current success rate of 93%

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