Here is an article on patella baja and IPCS. Go to page 23http://issuu.com/jaapa/docs/march2009Pam
DecruzIt probably depends on who's PT dept you talk to. Dr Noyes PT dept uses ultrasound before patella mobes. I've had it done there by his head PT many, many, times for post-op therapy. It's only done 10 min and the setting is not high, esp for someone with an implant. Warmth doesn't always bring on inflammation, it also increases blood flow which aids in healing. Ultrasound settings are adjustable as is the amount of time/frequency it is used.You reacted with increased inflammation, so it was discontinued, as it should be. AF rehab /treatments post-op have to be adjusted and tailored to the individual, depending on how their body reacts, as they move thru the rehab process. There have been several patients rehabbing AF along with me and we all are doing things a little different from each other, depending on how our bodies react.It's good to have all this feedback on these 2 methods, it provides healthy dialogue between us and between patient/doctor/PT . Pam
I started taking the Glutamine, NAC, R-Lipoic-acid combination with dosage like Don Draper suggested the day after my LOA/AIR/LRR surgery two weeks ago. I don't know if it's because of the supplements or just because of enough time elapsed from surgery but my knee generally does not feel hot anymore (not like after my last surgery that caused the AF). I have to be careful not to "over-ice" it after exercise so it does not get too cold. Yesterday, I noticed a dimple on my outside knee - the first time I saw a contour on my knee in two years.The only thing I need to watch with the supplements is that my stomach and digestive system can handle them better after I have eaten in the morning.