Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/293548
Title:
Manual Physical Therapy for a Patient Following Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)
Authors:
Petosky, Teressa; Keskula, Douglas R; Akinwuntan, Abiodun; Wilson, Diane
Abstract:
A 66-year-old woman was referred to outpatient physical therapy 3 weeks following primary unilateral TKA for severe osteoarthritis. Upon initial examination, the patient had significant post-operative pain, impaired gait, and decreased range of motion (ROM),strength, and functional mobility. Additionally, the patient presented with adherent scar tissue along the length of her surgical incision and diffuse soft tissue restrictions in the quadriceps and tensor fascia latae. Treatment consisted of all the components of conventional physical therapy in addition to manual physical therapy. Components of traditional physical therapy included strengthening exercises, aerobic exercises, stretching, and training in performance of everyday activities, such as navigating stairs. Manual therapy techniques included joint mobilization, scar tissue massage, soft tissue mobilization, and therapist-assisted manual stretching. Active knee flexion ROM, the Timed Up and Go (TUG), the 6 Minute Walk Test (6MW), and the 36-Item Short Form Health Questionnaire (SF-36) were completed at initial examination and again 5 weeks later at discharge.
Affiliation:
Department of Physical Therapy
Publisher:
Georgia Regents University
Issue Date:
7-Jun-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/293548
Type:
Working Paper
Language:
en_US
Appears in Collections:
Doctor of Physical Therapy: Student Research and Publications

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPetosky, Teressaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKeskula, Douglas R-
dc.contributor.authorAkinwuntan, Abiodunen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Dianeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-07T01:51:30Z-
dc.date.available2013-06-07T01:51:30Z-
dc.date.issued2013-06-07-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/293548-
dc.description.abstractA 66-year-old woman was referred to outpatient physical therapy 3 weeks following primary unilateral TKA for severe osteoarthritis. Upon initial examination, the patient had significant post-operative pain, impaired gait, and decreased range of motion (ROM),strength, and functional mobility. Additionally, the patient presented with adherent scar tissue along the length of her surgical incision and diffuse soft tissue restrictions in the quadriceps and tensor fascia latae. Treatment consisted of all the components of conventional physical therapy in addition to manual physical therapy. Components of traditional physical therapy included strengthening exercises, aerobic exercises, stretching, and training in performance of everyday activities, such as navigating stairs. Manual therapy techniques included joint mobilization, scar tissue massage, soft tissue mobilization, and therapist-assisted manual stretching. Active knee flexion ROM, the Timed Up and Go (TUG), the 6 Minute Walk Test (6MW), and the 36-Item Short Form Health Questionnaire (SF-36) were completed at initial examination and again 5 weeks later at discharge.en_GB
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherGeorgia Regents Universityen_GB
dc.subjectPhysical Therapyen_GB
dc.subjectKnee Injuriesen_GB
dc.subjectTotal Knee Arthroplastyen_GB
dc.subjectManual Physical Therapyen_GB
dc.subjectOsteoarthritisen_GB
dc.subjectPain Managementen_GB
dc.subjectHome Exercise Programen_GB
dc.subjectRehabilitationen_GB
dc.subjectCase Studyen_GB
dc.titleManual Physical Therapy for a Patient Following Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Physical Therapyen_GB
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