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Dynamic splinting for knee flexion contracture following total knee arthroplasty: a case report



Dynamic splinting for knee flexion contracture following total knee arthroplasty: a case report



Cases Journal 1(1): 421



Total Knee Arthroplasty operations are increasing in frequency, and knee flexion contracture is a common pathology, both pre-existing and post-operative. A 61-year-old male presented with knee flexion contracture following a total knee arthroplasty. Physical therapy alone did not fully reduce the contracture and dynamic splinting was then prescribed for daily low-load, prolonged-duration stretch. After 28 physical therapy sessions, the active range of motion improved from -20 degrees to -12 degrees (stiff knee still lacking full extension), and after eight additional weeks with nightly wear of dynamic splint, the patient regained full knee extension, (active extension improved from -12 degrees to 0 degrees ).

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PMID: 19113998

DOI: 10.1186/1757-1626-1-421


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