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flexum deformity post knee arthroplasty

Discussion in 'PM&R' started by NorthernDoc, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. NorthernDoc

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    Hi guys, was wondering if any of you had a suggestion on the rehab of flexum and stiffness post knee arthroplasty. Have any of you tried an KO. if so, what kind?

    Thanks for your insight
     
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  3. PMR 4 MSK

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    KO? knee orthosis?
     
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    he/she is a "northern doc". maybe thats how they say it in canada, eh?
     
  6. NorthernDoc

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    Hahahah...yes, thats how we say it in Canada....KO...knee orthotic, AFO...ankle foot orthotic...TLSO...thoraco lumbar spine orthotic....Did you guys ever study Braddom, Delisa...or the cucurello? these are medical terms last time I checked....

    But ya, im still interested in knowing what you guys think in regards to using an orthotic or some form of correction when dealing with stiffness post arthroplasty....most commonly caused by surgical errors, poor rehab or capsular fibrosis...
     
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    JAS brace or DynaSplint. both braces apply low load long duration stretch. most effective way to deal with flexion contracture. refer to a good PT.
     
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    DYnasplint, active PT, then MUA.
     

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