Open Access Research Protocol

A New Non-Surgical Alternative to Manipulations Under Anesthesia Following Knee Replacement

D Carl Freeman1* and Robert J Ference2

1Department of Biological Sciences, Wayne State University, USA

2DMC Harper University Hospital, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: November 28, 2019;  Published Date: December 05, 2019


Stiff knee occurs in between 2% and 23% of total knee arthroplasty patients. Resolution of a stiff knee is critical for patients’ quality of life following a TKA. Historically, treatment options include physical therapy, manipulation under anesthesia, arthroscopic lysis, and open lysis. Excluding physical therapy, the other options all require anesthesia, with procedures usually being done in a hospital or surgical center. Here, we report on a new non-surgical alternative that is done in patients’ homes and is as efficacious as a manipulation under anesthesia.

Keywords: Stiff knee; Manipulation under anesthesia; X10; Total knee arthroplasty; Flexion

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