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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 151-154

Occupational therapy for knee osteoarthritis: A case study

External and Regulatory Affairs, NBCOT Inc., Gaithersburg, MD, USA

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Dr. Karthik Mani
335, W Side Dr, Gaithersburg 20878, MD
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijoth.ijoth_34_19

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is a prevalent condition in India. It can cause functional limitations and affect the quality of life (QoL). This case study describes the occupational therapy (OT) services implemented for a female patient diagnosed with bilateral knee OA. The patient described in this case study experienced pain and fatigue. Further, the suboptimal performance in instrumental activities of daily living tasks affected her subjective well-being. The patient was consulted for seven sessions in total, including the follow-up. The treatment techniques used were patient education, home modification, activity modification, and assistive device prescription and training. The patient verbalized improvement during the follow-up visit after 6 months. The improvement was also evident through improved fatigue and QoL scores. The implications of the case for OT practice in India were highlighted.

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