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ID 15217
  Title Diversified chiropractic management in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: a case report
Journal J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2001 Dec;45(4):232-240
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a conservative protocol for the relief of pain and dysfunction in a patient with knee osteoarthritis (OA).

Design: Prospective interventional case report.

Patient: A 54-year-old female presented with a complaint of moderate knee pain in both knees with an onset of approximately 3 years. The diagnosis was symptomatic OA of the knees.

Intervention and Outcome: The patient was treated conservatively with active, passive, and nutritional therapy. The progress of the patient was scored by knee ranges of motion, the Lequesne index, and the WOMAC index at baseline and every four weeks there after. The total follow-up time was five months.

Results: Positive trends were seen in the knee flexion ROM, the Lequesne index, and the WOMAC index.

Conclusion: The treatment protocol in this study was effective for the treatment of knee OA. Conservative chiropractic treatment of knee OA has not been well documented in the literature. There is a need to document the effect of chiropractic care on the progression of OA. This case report may serve as a stepping-stone for prospective controlled trials concerning chiropractic management of knee osteoarthritis.

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