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5 Tips To Avoid Knee-Replacement Surgery

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According to the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, there will be a 670 percent increase in total knee replacements by 2030. At the Medcom Group, we’re passionate about providing our patients with the highest quality rehabilitation equipment on the market today, but before your browse our popular continuous passive motion (CPM) machines, read our 5 tips to avoiding knee-replacement surgery below.

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Maintain A Healthy Weight

When it comes to knee health, maintaining a healthy weight for your age and height is very important. Every pound of weight you lose is equal to four pounds of pressure off of your knees, so losing a mere five pounds is more like losing 20 pounds of pressure.

Exercise & Strengthen Your Thighs

If you’ve been searching for non-traumatic knee-strengthening exercises to help improve blood flow and build new muscle, swimming, cycling, and pilates are among the best activities for your knees.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Injections

A popular treatment used in plastic surgery to fill wrinkles, HA injections are FDA approved to lessen knee joint pain. Hyaluronic Acid can help regulate inflammation and provides a cushion between cartilage of the knee.

Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) Machine

Your joints are designed to move, and when they don’t, they can become stiff. A knee CPM machine will help you get back on your feet safely and quickly. CPM therapy encourages circulation, and by slowly and rhythmically bending your knee without activating your leg muscles, more nutrients can be delivered to the injured area. Our Kinetec Spectra Knee CMP is the latest in breakthrough CMP technology for knee patients, providing comfort, compliance and results.

If you are looking to purchase or rent premier rehabilitation equipment and supplies, call the professionals at Medcom Group at (877) 439-2111. We’ve been in the business of helping patients recover from orthopedic procedures since 1988, and would love to help you on the road to recovery.

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