The Bee's Knees
ACL LCL Knee Recovery with X10 Therapy
ACL LCL Knee Recovery (Don's Story)
An Interview with Don Chester
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Dump Truck Meets Overpass - The Start of the Problem
Don was in a huge accident. He rolled a dump truck and broke many parts of his body in the process. He was thrown from the cab of the vehicle. He was in a wheelchair for months. The X10 Knee Recovery System was able to help Don's knee and, surprisingly, his hip as well. In addition to all of his injuries Don was facing a very challenging ACL LCL Knee Recovery.
In addition to broken vertebrae and ribs, Don suffered from a number of lower extremity injuries as detailed below.
Left Knee ACL Replacement
ACL reconstruction surgery uses a graft to replace the ligament. The most common grafts are autografts using part of your own body, such as the tendon of the kneecap (patellar tendon) or one of the hamstring tendons.
Left Knee LCL Repair
The LCL is torn when the knee bends inwards excessively, and the LCL is stretched too far. LCL tears are graded similarly to other ligament tears on a scale of I to III: Grade I LCL tear: This is an incomplete tear of the LCL
Leg Muscle Atrophy
Muscle atrophy is when muscles waste away. It's usually caused by a lack of physical activity. When a disease or injury makes it difficult or impossible for you to move an arm or leg, the lack of mobility can result in muscle wasting.
Broken Hip & Impingement
Normally, the ball glides smoothly within the socket, but a problem with the ball or socket rim can interfere with smooth motion. Trauma from repetitive hip flexion damages the cartilage of the socket, leading to hip impingement.
Hip/Leg External Rotation
Your hip is a ball-and-socket joint attached to the uppermost part of your leg. The hip joint allows the leg to rotate inward or outward. Hip external rotation is when the leg rotates outward, away from the rest of your body.
In Don's Own Words - Solving his Knee Flexion, Extension and Strength
When David first came out and set the unit up and gave us the original tutorial, I was looking at between 71º and 76º upon initial setup. When David left, he was probably at my home somewhere around an hour and a half, I was at 80º. That was with about 10 pounds of pressure. Amazing to say my pain level was recorded as about a four, when I started. And then when he left, my pain level was at zero. This is what I knew that this device was going to be so helpful for me, because it basically unlocked the knee. After about an hour, I had already begun to see of my knee kind of transform and have some representation of, you know, where I was before my accident.
After getting on the X10 unit every day, the flexion got better and better. My second day, I went to 91º with a little more pressure until I got to 104º in four or five usages....