Amy J. Litterini
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An estimated 80% of cancer survivors undergoing chemotherapy or radiation to manage their cancer will experience cancer-related fatigue (CRF). The majority of cancer survivors are elderly – a population frequently affected by osteoarthritis (OA). Physical activity is the most recommended and evidence-based non-pharmacologic intervention for CRF. Strong evidence exists for lower-extremity resistance and functional exercise following Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA). Evidence suggests utilization of targeted exercise prior to extensive abdominal surgery, such as a pancreaticoduodenectomy, improves post-operative functional outcomes. The purpose of this case report is to describe physical therapy management for total knee arthroplasty revision and Whipple procedure prehabilitation for a pancreatic cancer survivor on concurrent chemotherapy treatment with cancer-related fatigue.
Dumond, Kelsey and Litterini, Amy J., "Oncologic And Orthopedic Rehabilitation For A Pancreatic Cancer Survivor Following Total Knee Arthroplasty Revision: A Case Report" (2019). Case Report Posters. Poster 171.