According to Ortho Spine News an article published on, June 4, 2019, approximately 40 percent of the global population over age 55 experiences chronic knee pain. Of those, 50.8 million suffer from disabling pain, and about 2.6 million turn to knee replacement surgery each year.
The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) say that it can take up to 3 months to return to most activities after a knee replacement, and 6 months to a year before your knee is as strong and resilient as it can be. Having some pain, swelling, and bruising is a normal part of the recovery process following knee surgery. That said, there are many ways to manage postoperative symptoms and ease your recovery.
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, many people experience moderate to severe swelling in the first few days or weeks after surgery and mild to moderate swelling for 3 to 6 months after surgery.
How can we help the recovery process?
Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) has had many clinical studies done to support the effectiveness of PEMF.
PEMF therapy impacts the body on a cellular level, which means it can have a positive impact on a wide range of health problems and conditions.
JUST TO NAME A FEW:
Aid the recovery by reducing pain with reduced inflammation limiting the use of non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs.
Effect on bone stimulation which is backed by the FDA approval in 1979.
Improves functional outcomes in humans.
Facilitate faster recovery.
Free from side effects.
Role of pulsed electromagnetic fields after joint replacements
In PEMF-treated patients, an improvement in bone-to-implant contact, bone area ratio of rough-surfaced implants, mineral apposition rate and bone formation rate were observed. Also, an improvement in mechanical properties in terms of hardness to micro-indentation was detected. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7298453/#B3
The Use of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields to Promote Bone Responses to Biomaterials In Vitro and In Vivo
Additional in vivo animal studies demonstrated that PEMFs stimulate osteoblast activity during the healing process, showing that the amount of newly deposited bone and mineral apposition rate inside the transcortical holes are significantly greater in the treated limbs compared to controls in horses. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6140132/
PROOF IS IN THE RESEARCH
Advocates for PEMF in all fields will tell you this magnetic field has a huge impact on the body. Let us tell you from experience all the stories we have experienced here at PEMF Complete. From massage therapist to doctors in the field, human, horse, pets, and livestock… have all experienced the effects of PEMF. To learn more contact us at 877-473-6377 or Contact PEMF Complete online!