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MAXM Skate Details
The Maxm Skate is a simple, yet highly sophisticated medical device supplemented with an e-health software solution to facilitate purposeful and monitored patient rehabilitation after a total, revised or partial knee replacement surgery.
The MaXm Skate allows patients to perform low to high load strengthening exercises with minimal joint loading during their rehabilitation period. The skate, along with a sensor and integrated mobile application enables the patient and physiotherapist to visually measure improvements in range of movement.
The device was mainly designed to assist lower limb post-operative patients to conduct rehabilitation exercises at home as they are unable to drive for 6 weeks following surgery and face difficulties in getting to and from a physiotherapist. It is also designed to “fill the worldwide void” with regards to post-operative rehabilitation exercises by providing a standard set of guidelines and activities that can be performed by patients.
The Maxm Skate was developed by Dr. Matthew Liptak, a practicing Orthopaedic Surgeon and former AFL football player for the Adelaide Crows. Dr. Liptak believes that the role of rehabilitation post-surgery has always been underestimated in terms of a patients’ recovery. In particular, he observed that recovery from Total Knee Replacements (TKR), an increasingly common operation was lacking in formal guidelines worldwide. This has meant that patient rehabilitation, apart from initial formal post-operative acute time in hospital, is often being left to their own devices and that achieved outcomes are oftentimes reflective of this. These observations led him to develop a unique portable rehabilitation device and exercise program to improve patient outcomes – the MaXm Skate.
*This is a device currently under clinical trial, the safety efficacy and outcomes are being assessed.
MAXM Skate App
The Maxm App has been developed to be used in conjunction with the Maxm Skate (ad sensor) to guide patients through a range of specifically developed rehabilitation exercises. It includes instructional videos for each activity and captures and reports exercise frequency and range of motion for each. Results are immediately accessible by a patients’ physiotherapist and can be used for monitoring progress and providing feedback.