May 20, 2024

How much Range of Motion Do You Need?

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One of the common questions I get visiting with patients is, “How far should I go on GenuEase?” And it is an excellent question.

GenuEase provides the full range of motion, -5° to 135°

GenuEaseTM provides the full range of motion, -5° to 135°, for patients recovering from knee replacement or ACL repair surgery, or any other condition affecting range of motion in the knee. To clarify that question, I ask the patient, “How much range of motion do you need?” Then I demonstrate different activities:

  • Walking comfortably requires 0° to 65°
  • Climbing and descending stairs takes 0° to 90°
  • Sitting comfortably requires 0° to 90°
  • Standing up from sitting takes 0° to 95°
  • Tying your shoe needs 0° to 105°
  • Picking up something from the floor requires 0° to 85°
  • Riding a bike takes 0° to 115°
  • A deep squat can bend you knee up to 145°

To be honest, I’m just showing off when I demonstrate the deep squat.  Notice that 0° extension number with most activities. Imagine going downstairs and you’ll see how you straighten your leg to reach for the next stair on the way down. GenuEaseTM is unusual because it provides treatment for BOTH extension and flexion.

You need the range of motion required for you to participate in every activity you find fulfilling.

The answer to how much range of motion you need depends on how active you intend to be.  And if you want to be healthy, you should plan on being pretty active. Maybe you haven’t ridden a bicycle very much in the last 40 years, but getting a new knee could be a great reason to start.

GenuEaseTM offers a way to eliminate the muscle-guarding and apprehension that slows patients down. GenuEaseTM gives the patient control and provides instant feedback that motivates them and keeps them progressing.   Better patient outcomes and a more efficient practice are why GenuEase will be an indispensable tool in your clinic.

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