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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61-65

A case report on novel integrated kinetic chain correction protocol for early osteoarthritis knee: A preventive prospect

Department of Orthopedic Physiotherapy, KAHER Institute of Physiotherapy, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Aarti Welling
Department of Orthopedic Physiotherapy, KAHER Institute of Physiotherapy, Nehru Nagar, Belagavi, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijptr.ijptr_53_19

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Current literature states the use of management protocols that target the entire kinetic chain of the lower limb rather than managing only the affected joint. An integrated therapist-designed corrective protocol may work effectively through changes make as in the myofascial kinetic chain on knee osteoarthritis (OA). In this case report, the effect of a novel integrated protocol for knee OA in a 49-year-old woman was studied. The outcome measures included pain intensity, functional affection, kinesiophobia, frontal plane projection angle, range of motion, gait velocity, and cadence. The patient was treated for 15 sessions over a period of 3 weeks along with physical agent application and exercises that targeted from core to ankle. Significant improvements were observed in the outcome measures postintervention. This novel structured protocol has proved to be effective in minimizing the early symptoms of knee OA.

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