Application of Matrix Rhythm Therapy in post-operative knee stiffness- A Case Report
F&W Case Report 2018; 4: 1
Dr. Neha Pelapkar( PT), B.P.Th, M.P.Th (Musculoskeletal Sciences)
Post traumatic, post- operative knee stiffness is quite challenging condition seen in clinical setup for physiotherapists. The purpose of this case study is to put forth newer line of therapy for such kind of challenging cases. In this particular case, we used Matrix Rhythm Therapy along with routine Physiotherapy. Patient was not getting function and range of motion for one year post traumatic post-operative situation. After the intervention with Matrixmobil® patient improved in range of motion, pain, gait and overall lower limb function. We followed a protocol of 16 sessions once per week for one hour. Modified Cincinnati Rating Scale was used as outcome measure which rated as 40 pre therapy and it was 98 post therapy.
Key words: chronic knee stiffness, impaired function, Matrix Rhythm Therapy
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments of the knee (1). Approximately 50% of ACL injuries occur with injuries to other structures in the knee (2). Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) surgery consistently reported as one of the most frequently performed procedures by orthopaedic surgeons (3). Post-surgical treatment mainly consists of Physiotherapy in the form of mobility and strengthening in early phases. Chances of stiffness post ACL reconstruction is 12% post 6 months of injury. Both incomplete attendance at physiotherapy (p