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Yes, this book is copyrighted 2004 and there are a lot of things that are outdated. However, I couldn't search anything more latest that had nearly as amazing of reviews. So, I purchased it on the off possibility that there would be valuable info I would need for my upcoming TKR.I found timeless exercises to support inprove my muscle strength before surgery. Although the images explaining them are in black and white they were very useful. Also, there were hints on questions to ask the doctor prior to surgery which were indeed useful as well. There was also a tutorial on what to expect on your progression after surgery which are not far off from what the doctor's are telling me to expect with my upcoming surgery. I found lots of hints and tricks to obtain through the first six weeks after surgery which are timeless as well.While there are several things that have changed such as surgery time, length of hospital stay, medications, etc. a lot of things are about the same and were useful to me. I am glad that I created this and would love to see the writers modernize this book.
I want I had this book prior to my surgery and maybe I would not be experiencing some of the problems I now have. The exercises, the massage for scar tissue, and the chapter on pool therapy have been extremely helpful. I don't think these things have changed since the 2004 publication and the images may be "outdated" as someone suggested but they obtain the point across which is all that counts. I have already recommended the book to 2 people I know who have up and coming TKR as I want I had had it 10 weeks ago and not just stumbled on it's reference recently. It should be a reference given to patient by OS and PT's - and maybe they should read it as well. Having been written by a PT who experienced Bilateral TKR's it's written with knowledge as well as empathy & understanding of the procedure.
One of the best I have ever made. Ten stars would not be enough. Got this four weeks after knee replacement, sure want I had it before. It gave me way, method more info and support than I got from the surgeon, the hospital and therapist combined. Most importantly It is right on. Doesn't pull punches or gloss over things and underestimate the time frames of progress, it fits right in with the experience I've had and the experience of others that I've talked to. One reason is because one of the authors, a man with 25 years as a recovery therapist , had a bilateral replacement himself. It's amazing to give tip without private experience but living it yourself and seeing the reality from the other side of the table is priceless. It describes the operation with illustrations, gives amazing pre-surgery exercises, lays out what to expect and prepare for. The recovery therapy is week by week, gives exercises that are very clearly explained and illustrated with amazing photographs for each one. (Has some 140 illustrations). It tells you why these exercises are important and what each one does for recovery. For the first time I felt that I really knew and understand what was going on. It's realistic about pain, effort and limits. To give you an idea of the tenor of the book the first week's chapter is sub titled "You wish me to do what?" and the second chapter is subtitled, "Will I ever be normal again?" and believe me that's just what you're thinking at those points. It covers therapy at home, at a gym, with a stationary bicycle and in a pool. I haven't yet found any thing that it didn't cover including questions that I had that I couldn't seem to obtain a straight respond to from the other "experts". Recovery from knee replacement is a true @#$%!. Take it from one who has had a broken back, a shattered knee and numerous broken ribs, this has been worse. . This book Gives you the realistic over all picture, ties every thing together, makes your feel that you are in control and calms your anxieties. I would absolutely recommend this book for anyone that is considering TKR or anyone that has had it and is still going through recovery. It's one of the best 20 bucks you'll ever spend..
This is a amazing book. It is very detailed and simple to follow even for someone who is not a healthcare professional. By using the suggestions in this book, it may be possible for some people to avoid surgery or at least delay it by increasing strength, stability, and range of motion of the knee through the suggestions in this book.
Very helpful book. My strongest recommendation for anyone getting a knee replacement is to GET IN THE BEST SHAPE YOU CAN BEFORE THE SURGERY!!! I worked out hard for several months in the gym and my recovery from the surgery was simple and fast. The hospital needed me to use a walker, but when I got home, I didn't need it at all. Nor did I need a cane. I could drive in 9 days. My only regret about having both knees replaced (different times) is that I didn't do it earlier.
Although this book was written back in 2004, it included very valuable and informative info that provided me with key insight into how I can prepare for the surgery and exactly what to expect during and after the procedure. Some of the technologies have been updated, however, all of the basics are here. A must for anyone who will be undergoing a total knee replacement procedure. I highly recommend this book.
Amazing to read if planning to have or think you may need knee surgery. I had arthroscopic surgery for a torn meniscus over a year ago and bought this book sometime after that. Want I had read it earlier, it would have helped in rehab. You need to be an informed patient. First, coincidentally, in the Wall Road Journal of April 3, 2012, there is a amazing article on the "Jeremy Lin Knee"--the torn meniscus. Having read that article and other literature, I am not convinced that surgery was absolutely the best option for me. The knee has been weaker since then and I still struggle with osteoarthritis and similar knee issues. I digress, but the point is be informed. This book is, in my opinion, a amazing resource for anyone facing the prospect of knee surgery. Read it, do as much extra research as you can. Be informed. Manage your care! Strongly consider options other than surgery. However, if it turns out surgery is necessary, this book can support you. (PS This is a four and a half star rating. Just can't quite say "loved it." May be the topic matter.)
I've had two knee surgeries due to injuries which then found arthritis I didn't know I had. I face the chance of two knee replacements and doing everything I can to avoid it. This book covers EVERY aspect from emotional to physical and spiritual! Amazing exercises to add on to what I've done with physical therapy. I recommend this book to anyone facing knee issues.
Although written several years ago, this book is excellent. I had a TKR at one of the best hospitals in the country. I want I had thought about looking into a book well before I had to consider surgery. This book is very thorough as to what you can do yourself prior to and after surgery. Even though you will go through physical therapy, the book much more detail than you will obtain from a physical therapist.I highly recommend this book to anyone with knee osteoarthritis.
Got this book 2 years ago before my knee replacement. A bit outdated as far as the actual surgical procedure, but the exercises were extremely beneficial for preparing my knee for surgery and also for after I had completed my stint of physical therapy. I would HIGHLY recommend this book--the more you can strengthen your knee and thigh muscles before surgery, the more success you will have. I truly believe this. I DID THE PRE SURGURY EXERCISES LYING ON MY BED--UNABLE TO STAND ON "BAD" KNEE. I REALLY BELIEVE THE BEFORE AND AFTER EXERCISES IN THIS BOOK WERE HIGHLY BENEFICIAL TO MY SURGURY BEING AS SUCESSFUL AS IT WAS!! Of course, consult with your doctor about your private issues, but I found this book to be extremely helpful. Knee surgery and physical therapy was a "BEAR" for me, and painful as it all was, I am glad for the info in this book!
Have the book a few days...already to page 72. Very down to earth recommendations....1 gal + 5 gal buckets without handles to do knee exercises. Lots of pics demonstrating knee replacement parts, anatomy, and patients demonstrating. Love that the book covers a year of rehab....most done on your own. Even though book is over 10 yrs old, lots of information is relevant to me...and takes the anxiety of TKR coming in the next year....of both knees. I highly recommend.
Although this book mentions landlines, it still includes up to date info about TKA and rehabilitation.I want I had known about this book. efore surgery. It includes the info that the OS and therapist side stepped with a " all patients heal differently" ly, I had to say that I knew there was a timeline, because they threaten people with a anks for sharing a bit of reality, even though I realize that everyone heals at their own pace, I appreciate knowing what is realistic.
I first read this book at the public library and knew I had to it. It is packed full of very useful advise both for pre-surgery and post-surgery. Doctors are just too busy to give you all the info you should know about before surgery. Strongly recommend this book.
I purchased this book and two others when I found I required Knee Replacement Surgery. The info I found in these three books was very helpful, along with 3 doctors opinions in selection of my surgeon and the type of replacement surgery to have. I have now had successful Partial Medial (Oxford) surgery on both my knees. My recovery was quick and I am without pain. I can routinely walk several miles comfortably and have recently (when my riding mower failed) chop my 1 1/2 acre yard with a front wheeled drive self propelled walk behind lawn mower, two weekends in a row. I now have my riding mower repaired, so will go back to cutting most of the yard with it, but will continue to use the walk behind mower as it provides amazing exercise and is better at cutting close to building and plants.
I had this surgery 20 months ago and I want I had had this book before I went to the hospital. This book covers it all. It is vital that the patient do certain exercises before and after the replacement. The author has included images showing exactly how to do them. He is an orthopedic surgeon with plenty of experience.
After having a tkr 4 weeks ago and not being able to sleep at night, I was thrilled to search this book, thinking it would help. Bottom line...whole book is a collection of everyone else going through the same thing, but no solutions. Upside..good to know you're not alone in this process..downside...no support or anything fresh for solution.
Best Application for my ACL tear Recovery I had ACL surgery latest week and this Application has been helping me a lot. I was playing basketball when i tore my ACL. I wish to go back playing and i believe it is possible. I am starting to regain muscle strength,thanks to this very useful app. It keeps me motivated to do the routines and gave me confidence so far. Highly recommended
Amazing app, it is very cost effective given the expensive cost of getting treatment from a physiotherapist. In addition, it tracked my progress and provided me feedback. I recommend buying this application to support you quickly recover from your ACL injury.
Thanks for making such a amazing application This has helped me alot in my recovery I RECOMMEND EVERY ONE TO USE THIS APP who had to under go knee surgery BLESSINGS TO THE CREATOR OF THIS APP AND TEAM KEEP MAKING SUCH APPS THAT ARE USEFUL TO PEOPLE Thanks alot
I tore the ACL in my right knee 6 years ago and then tore the ACL in my left knee 2 months ago. My recovery this time around is much easier, and I think that is in huge part thanks to Cura. The advantages of the application are: Evidence-based recovery protocols, choice of protocol based on treatment (e.g., non-surgical, hamstring graft, patellar graft), videos for each exercise. I can't emphasize enough how helpful the videos are. When I tore my right ACL, the PT would teach me the exercises but by the time I got home I wouldn't remember all the info (e.g., how deep to go in a squat, how quickly to do calf raises). With the videos, you can be sure you are doing each exercise properly. I will be using Cura after surgery as well - will modernize this if there are any fresh details.
This book is a reprint of the author's blog. I found that the title topic of insomnia was not really dealt with, but merely a parroting of what most of us with TKRs already knew. It was method overpriced and I feel I wasted my on this one. I should have read the reviews more carefully before buying.
Amazing application for ACL rehab!! the exercise and the measurement support encorage me to do the exercise and track my profression. love the method that give you a dozens of exercise. most of the exercise I can do before surgery. however, some of the exercise here will be more advance than your knee can tolerate after the surgery. But for sure you will be gradually increase the exercise based on your recovery. it would be amazing if the application can place some more detail or caution for post-op people like me.
A amazing application that has been a blessing for keeping me motivated and accountable in my ACL rehab. Unbelievable user-friendly interface and even a measurement tool for ROM. The breakdown of rehab into 'stages' on the application has helped me to celebrate little achievements and hold everything in perspective. Can't recommend it highly enough and worth every cent.
Not able to sign up after so a lot of tries too. Having an compatible phone for your app. Application providing error. Tried both connections WIFI as well as MOBILE NETWORK. Please Resolve the problem or support how to sign up. Edit 1) still not working remote user sign up failed. Check internet connection
Amazing exercises list with program and goals, very useful the measurement of the extension and flexion degrees to track progress. Unfortunately the timers do not work very well, there's no pause between reps, while waiting the next exercise it already starts counting down, and there's no method to skip the latest exercise. Anyway i think I'll hold using it, hoping it will obtain better over time
Had a dislocation latest year and although this application isnt technically for that, found it a god send. Being able to do the exercises in time with the person in the video means you do them properly. Much better than relying on your own timing.
The application is very simple to understand and navigate. Provides the feeling of a android game and completing exercises/day rewards you with different badges; therefore, there providing us with incentive to complete our exercises. The one thing I had some problems with were on the registration page. I selected the option of 'non-surgical' treatment; however, was unable to complete registration unless I chose a surgery date. I have not undergone an ACL surgery.
When I tore my ACL the second time, I decided not to undergo ACL reconstruction and instead, focused on physiotherapy and regaining as much strength and mobility in my knee as possible. The checklists and timelines helped me stay motivated and focused on my goals. The pictures and demonstrations helped me perform my exercises properly for efficient recovery. Definitely would recommend for others going through related recovery processes after knee injury.
Wow. I never thought an application could be so useful! Loving it so far. I hope it contains Meniscus Repairs into the protocol options in future updates. Considering that it's commonly done with an ACL repair this might me helpful. Since I had my ACL + meniscus repaired (15 days post op), I'm not allowed to flex more than 90deg so I have to hold that in mind while doing most of the exercises.
After a few issues with my font settings, I got this sorted out thanks to several helpful and detailed emails with meetcura. I started this morning with my first session and am looking foward to charting my progress. Amazing Alternative!! I'ts hard to stay motivated after weeks of immobility.
The application seems like a amazing idea, however when I go to use the program for my knee it keeps coming up with an error notice saying that the media file doesn't exist. Can you please allow me know if this is a issue with your system as I've uninstalled and reinstalled the program, but this still doesn't seem to have fixed the problem.
This short book with one of the incredibly difficult side effects of total knee replacement surgery, namely the sleeplessness and insomnia that seems to haunt most of us who have gone through this arduous surgery.Unfortunately, there are no simple answers given and actually not even a lot of tips at how to with the months of not good sleep following this surgery. The booklet, however, is oh so helpful reading on those nights when, instead of losing your mind with fatigue, you can sit down and share the experiences of fellow sufferers. There is comfort in the fellowship, from reading blog entries of those folks who have it so much worse than you, from glimpses of hope from those who are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, and from the encouragement to hold on doing the work and rehabilitation important to create this surgery a success. The work of recovery is in the hands of each individual and this small book helps you to hold on track and not give in to discouragement.
This is an excellent, informative book for anyone considering having their knee replaced. Understanding some of the concepts presented here will demystify the entire experience and likely improve your outcome!
This book is an perfect overview of total knee replacement, with lots of helpful, practical advice, such as natural remedies. The recommended exercises have clear descriptions and quality photographs, so they can be easily followed. The author is realistic about expected pain, but also positive about the success and improvement that will effect from the operation. I have undergone two total knee replacements, separated by four months, and want I had seen this book beforehand; it is simple to understand, yet valuable and reassuring.
If I had only had the book when I started my journey through TKR! This book is written simple, layman's detail. It covers every problem I ran into on the way, as well as giving tip on preparation for surgery. This book needs to be published in paperback for those who do not have Kindle. I am recommending it to everyone I meet who is considering TKR. And I am using the latest part of it to support me through the final stages of recuperation. The images of exercises are unbelievable aids to my physical therapy. Thank you Katie!
Small, but really helpful book for anyone faced with total knee replacement (and their caregivers). I'd recommend purchasing as soon as the prospect looms on the horizon--it also contains info that is helpful in making the decision, how to prepare (yourself, your caregivers, and your home) and exercises to do before the surgery, that will improve the outcome of the surgery.