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Last week, we broached the subject of Knee Replacement Surgery (total knee arthroplasty). In this week’s article, we will discuss the role physical therapy plays in recovery after the surgery.   Total Knee Replacement Exercise Regular exercise to restore strength and mobility to your knee and a gradual return to everyday activities are important for your full recovery after knee replacement. Your orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist may recommend that you exercise for 20 to 3...
Posted on 2018-10-23
The orthopedic procedure of knee joint replacement is called a total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This surgery involves replacing the existing knee joint with a man-made one. Orthopedic surgeons replace knee joints in order to end pain, stiffness, and loss of function. Proper physical therapy and exercise will help restore strength and mobility to the knee and a gradual return to everyday activities after knee replacement. In this article, we will discuss the role physical therapy plays in recove...
Posted on 2018-10-16
In our last submission, we discussed the role of the physical therapist in recovering from a bone fracture. This week, we will explore specific rehabilitation methods used by physical therapists to restore strength, range of motion, and mobility after the cast comes off. Rehabilitation Techniques in Physical Therapy Six weeks of limb immobilization typically causes a loss of strength, range of motion and functional mobility. The overall goal of physical therapy after a fracture is to overcom...
Posted on 2018-10-09
Last week, we began an in-depth examination of Patellar tendonitis, also known as “Jumper’s knee”, an overuse injury that is caused by from too much running or jumping activities that results in pain at the front of the knee. In Part 1, we discussed common causes and symptoms, and risk factors for patellar tendonitis. This week in Part 2, we will delve into the diagnosis and treatment options for this condition, and preventive measures that can be taken to avoid injuring th...
Posted on 2018-06-25
Jumper’s knee or patellar tendonitis is an overuse injury that is caused by from too much running or jumping activities that results in pain at the front of the knee. This pain is generally localized towards the bottom of the kneecap. The actual injury is inflammation or degeneration of the patella tendon, which connects the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone. The patellar tendon is located at the front of the thigh and working with the muscles, allows the knee to extend for kicking, runnin...
Posted on 2018-06-18

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