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