Knee Buddy Extender Postoperative Benefits
Effectively control your edema
Elevating your leg right away after surgery will greatly decrease swelling following your knee surgery. Being consistent with elevating above your heart is vital to decreasing the edema that is caused by a major surgery. Coupling the consistent elevation with placing your knee in extension for periods at a time in the days following surgery, will promote increased muscle strength in your quad which in turn reduced swelling. The reduction of edema around the surgery site also reduces your chances of a possible infection. When you have edema the integrity of your skin is decreased, which makes it susceptible as a host to unwanted bacteria.
Maximize Range of Motion
Having a dedicated rehab practice in place that promotes knee extension will give you the tools to maximize your efforts and gain your range of motion back. The faster you regain your range of motion after surgery, the faster you will be back on your feet fully recovered. Failure to practice extension within the first few weeks of recovery, could set you back in your recovery and cause long-term adverse effects to your knee. Gaining back your full range of motion is part of the road to recovery, it doesn’t happen overnight, and you must use a tool like the Knee Buddy to provide proper alignment and healing.
Speed Up Recovery Time
Measurements of your knee extension and flexion are key metrics in determining how fast you’re regaining normal movement. These metrics are dependent on reducing your edema, and having a dedicated knee extension practice in place. With consistency, you will leave behind stiffness, soreness and immobility. A product designed specifically for your goals like the Knee Buddy will give you the tools to succeed during your recovery and speed up the process.
Stabilize the Knee During Rehab
Mitigating any sort of risk while you recover at home will be essential to a proper recovery. Pillows, towels and other makeshift household tools can cause major setbacks in your recovery process by increasing risk for unstable surfaces and unexpected bending of the knee or a potential fall. A stable solution for all exercises during your rehab should be prioritized. Placing pillows are towels underneath your knee can result in set backs, keeping the knee as straight as possible is ideal.
Reduce Pain Medication Consumption
Having a major surgery is scary, and painful, which often opens the door to using pain medication. Using prescription drugs can help ease the immense amount of pain you experience postoperatively, but it’s no secret that they can also have the serious adverse effects of addiction. Taking proper steps to your recovery by doing intended exercises to regain your range of motion, and getting your knee extension back to zero degrees, will speed up your recovery time resulting in less pain medication consumption.