Bicompartmental knee replacement: manual therapy
published in November - December 2019 - in Il Fisioterapista - issue n.6
Marco Primavera, Jennifer Baldassini

Knee osteoarthritis is a common degenerative pathology that affects the knee joint. Total knee arthroplasty is recommended to reduce pain and increase joint function in the final stages of this condition. Traditional rehabilitation programs include the use of mobilization techniques, by the physiotherapist, as a means to improve the ROM and reduce pain, and exercises to increase muscle strength. Manual therapy using techniques involving passive movements can also help reduce pain and increase knee joint movement.