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Volume : 4, Issue : 3, Year : 2021
Article Page : 133-136
Obesity is strongly linked to osteoarthritis (OA) at the knee. Varus malalignment intensifies the effect of excess body weight on the medial tibio femoral compartment. Aquatic therapies are beneficial in the management of patients with musculoskeletal problems, however management specific of osteoarthritis has shown to be effective in reducing Pain, Stiffness and has a high compliance of the patient to the Therapy. Aquatic exercises seems to offer the safest and most protective environment for obese individuals due to the buoyancy effects of immersion, which minimizes the risk of joint injury. Although Aquatic therapy is widely used all over the world, literature on the correcting Physiological knee Varus in Indian population is lacking. This case report is first from India (Mumbai) which shows the beneficial effects of Aquatic therapy on Obese female with OA knee, correction of the physiological Varus and its evidence on a Visual radiographic increased in joint space in knee varus deformity with reduction in Pain and improving her gait pattern & her quality of life.
Keywords: Obesity, Knee Osteoarthritis, Knee Varus deformity, Postmenopausal, Aquatic therapy Radiographic findings
How to cite : Kamble P, Mange Y N, Dave B, Effects of aquatic therapy on the physiological knee varus deformity and osteoarthritis through radiographic findings in post menopausal obese women- A case report. J Nutr Metab Health Sci 2021;4(3):133-136
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