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Kirsten Buchanan



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Background: Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA): replacement of one compartment of the tibiofemoral joint. A balance between an ambitious plan of care and mindfulness of the acute inflammatory process poses a challenge for acute care physical therapists. There is a lack of literature that addresses the acute care physical therapy management of patients who have undergone this procedure. Specifically, little is known about the acute care physical therapy management of former elite athletes who undergo UKA in middle age. Purpose: To describe the acute care physical therapy management of a former professional tennis player immediately following UKA.

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Physical Therapy

Acute Care Physical Therapy Management Of A Former Professional Athlete Following  Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: A Case Report
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