Nearly 15 percent of patients who undergo total knee arthroplasty (TKA, or total knee replacement) experience arthrofibrosis – a post-operative complication where excessive scar tissue formation leads to painful and/or restricted knee motion.1 It is impossible for these patients, and other patients with knee arthrofibrosis, to effectively stretch or passively rotate their own knee without assistance. That’s why they need a device that promotes range of motion and stretch in extension to reduce pain and gain function.
LEARN HOW TO USE YOUR KNEEMD™
Quick Start User Guide
First, open the KneeMD by pressing down on the black buttons and rotate the handle up.
To lock the handles into place,
let go of the black buttons.
Place KneeMD next to your affected leg and set the pads to the proper length.
The black knee pads should sit above and below your affected knee. (Be careful to not place pads directly over incisions or the area of injury.)
Adjust the red ankle pad so that it can be placed directly behind your ankle.
Slowly place your leg into KneeMD.
Keep your arms straight in front you and gently pull the handle toward your chest until you feel the stretch.
Hold the stretch for
30 seconds and repeat.
Use for Various Stages of TKA, Rehabilitation, Knee Recovery and Regular Therapy in Virtually Any Setting
Patient Controlled Stretch
With KneeMD, patients can perform extension stretches while lying down, sitting up or even standing, to stretch the leg and joint in different ways.
KneeMD can be used to passively rotate the knee joint through its available range of motion, which is especially beneficial before and after stretching or after a long period of inactivity, such as sitting in an office chair.
KneeMD can also be used for stretching in a therapy pool, doing hamstring stretches or even performing extension stretches while walking.
Use As A Supplemental Device
In addition to being used to correct range of motion or extension deficits, KneeMD can be used as a supplemental or transitional device from continuous passive motion (CPM) devices.
What People Are Saying
- “Of all the apparatuses that are presently available to facilitate knee extension, I feel that the (KneeMD) is far and away the best machine to facilitate extension in the clinic as well as in the home…. All of my patients who have (used it) would express the same feeling.”Brent Butler, Physical Therapist, Central Utah Clinic
- “The KneeMD is a Blessing for anyone with an extension deficit.”Tristen G, Patient, long-time arthrofibrosis, many knee surgeries
- “[KneeMD is the] most direct way to increase extension.”Ray K, Patient, knee surgery with range of motion deficit
- “Great tool to give patients to use at home as part of a HEP (home exercise program).”Luke O’Brien, Head of Physical Therapy, Howard Head Sports Medicine
- “KneeMD has helped greatly with my rehab, as I can work on extension for extended periods of time at home and with less pain than (other devices). The ability to control the tension allows me to push harder than when allowing PT’s to manipulate, because I can control the pain.”Christy H, Patient, knee surgery with range of motion deficit
- “This product has been a simple and inexpensive modality which has provided great benefit to several of our total knee replacement patients who struggled with extension range of motion post-operatively. Despite aggressive physical therapy measures… they failed to achieve adequate extension until the KneeMD was employed. While other stretching methods failed, the KneeMD provided the added benefit by its repetitive use on the home front and with the patient controlling force application.”Troy Johnson, MS, PA-C with Thomas D. Rosenberg, MD of The Orthopedic Clinic at Park City
¹Sharkey PF, et al., Insall Award paper. Why are total knee arthroplasties failing today? Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2002(404): p. 7-13.