Abstract

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune disorder that presents with a chronic inflammatory reaction in the synovial tissues of a joint that results in erosion of cartilage and supporting structures within the capsule. The knee is one of the most commonly affected joints in RA, and it is estimated that up to 90% of patients with RA will eventually have involvement of the knees. Ultimately, patients may need knee joint replacement because of the deformity and pain. The purpose of this case study is to evaluate a stretching program to increase knee flexion, for a person diagnosed with RA who has undergone total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

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Document Type

Capstone

Keywords

rheumatoid arthritis, knee, range of motion, total knee arthroplasty, stretching

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