The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: casey2291 on December 24, 2007, 08:54:40 PM

Title: dynasplint
Post by: casey2291 on December 24, 2007, 08:54:40 PM
I was wondering if anyone could tell me if they have had success with regaining ROM with the dynasplint.  I am 9 weeks post-op from ACI and HTO and I have only gained 5 degrees ROM in the past two and half weeks.  I am at 90 degrees active and 100 passive.  Today my PT mentioned that if things don't start to improve in the next couple of weeks, that he will talk to my OS to see if a dynasplint would be helpful.  If you used one of these, were you happy with the results and how much pain were you in when you used it?  Did you sleep in it or use it during the day time?  thanks!
Title: Re: dynasplint
Post by: jessie23 on December 24, 2007, 09:09:53 PM
I used the dynasplit for about 5 months post op after a manipulation. I had ACLR in march 07 and ended up needing a manipulation in july 07. My OS wanted me using the dynasplit right after surgery.  I used it for both extension and flexion. I mainly used it for extension which was my biggest battle.  It did help tremendously with helping to regain ROM along with other pt. I was instucted to use it 3-4 times a day for 30 minutes.  I wasn't in to much pain using it, especially after the manipulation it was that bad.  They say instructed me that your pain level should be very low while using it. The one I had you were able to control how much pressure was being placed on the knee, so were able to control the pain with it. As you start to regain ROM you can adjust the pressure on it to a higher level. The thing I didnt like was I am pretty short so it fitting the lenght of my leg was a little uncomfortable. Your pt will mostly likey do measurements of your leg and they specially fit the dynasplit for you. Hope it helps  :)
Title: Re: dynasplint
Post by: casey2291 on December 28, 2007, 07:46:52 PM
thanks for the info.  I am worried that I am going to have to use one, but I am glad to hear that it was not that painful.  I will gladly use one if it helps me to regain my ROM and keeps me out of the OR.