SMC in Post Surgical Care
Suprakinetic™ technology has been proved extremely efficient with patients who underwent unicondilar knee repair due to advanced osteoarthritis. All subjects experienced rapid recovery of muscle strength, range of motion and functional capacity in general. As pre-surgical treatment is considered equally important, there are high hopes for the next phase of SMC controlled trials regarding medical applications.
Loss of muscle strength, consequence of impaired mobility due to knee pain in patients who suffer from OA, is a serious problem and part of the “vicious circle” phenomenon: painful joints affect daily activities and exercise; as a result, continuously weakening muscles lead to rapid worsening of symptoms due to increasing pressure on joint structure (i.e. worn out and/or damaged cartilage), which further affect patients’ ability to maintain even basic strength and functional capacity of the musculoskeletal system.