Recovery after Hip & Knee Surgery in Norwich

Hip and Knee surgery recovery, how the Bioneuro Dry System Sigma Q( ΣQ ®) can help, here in Norwich

The pioneer of knee replacement surgery was Leslie Gordon Percival Shiers (FRCS); his original papers were published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery in 1954. Shiers refused to patent his invention and demonstrated the operation throughout the world, inviting other surgeons to improve upon his original idea. The first knee replacement was in 1968 and the first hip replacement was in 1960. Previously other attempts on Joint  replacement surgery had been made on injuerd soldiers. And not with any real success

Following John Charnley‘s success with hip replacement in the 1960’s attempts were made to design knee replacements.

Frank H. Gunston and Leonard Marmor were pioneers, in North America. Marmor’s design allowed for uni-compartmental operations but did not always last well. In the 1970s the “Geometric” design and John Install’s Condylar Knee design, found favour. Hinged knee replacements for salvage date back to GUEPAR,but did not stand up to wear. The history of knee replacement is the story of continued innovation to try to limit the problems of wear, loosening and loss of range of motion

The Guepar Valgus Hinged prosthesis was first used at Vancouver General Hospital in 1975 – In April of 1977 a local modification was introduced in an attempt to reduce the indecent of patellar subluxation. The modification eliminated the several degree angles between the femoral and tibula components. We have come a long way from those days and hips and knee replacements are now common place and recovery from such surgery is quite dramatic, from knowledge of patients the general consensus is it is a quicker recovery from a hip replacement than a knee replacement  and although hip replacement are mainly Titanium knees these days are  mostly a lighter carbon .

No matter how we have changed the design of the replacements and the speed of the recovery we still have the problem of pain, this is still something we have to overcome and people heal a lot quicker when they are not in so much pain and can start to move about.

A major concern for all parties is the control of pain.

Pain in these areas comes from HYPER-TONIC /TIGHT STIFF MUSCLE .This  presents itself in several ways. It is caused by an interruption of nerve feedback systems between the effected muscle area and the brain. here at Getfitstayfit Norfolk, we can help pre and post surgery to help keep the muscles supple before surgery and to aid in the recovery with the reduction of internal scar tissue forming that reduces blood flow to the muscle, after surgery,  thus aiding more movement, but with less pain than conventional stretches, that can prove to be very painful, this how the Bioneuro Dry System Sigma Q( ΣQ ®) can help.

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