Medial Meniscus Tear and the effects and results of the STA (Stabilizing Therapeutic Activation) System ©
Treatment consisted of 5 sessions of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) at 2,000 shocks at 10HZ at an Energy ranging from 3.0-3.5 Bar. The treatment plan also consisted of proper STA/ Eccentric Exercises as outlined below.
Patient is a 64-year-old male with complains of chronic pain and tenderness at medial right elbow after years of manual labor from work as a mechanic. Patient's pain began in October 2016 and has become worse and intolerable since. Patient reports he received a cortisone shot on 11/28/16- with little and/or momentary effect. Patient has trouble heavy lifting, performing house work, performing work duties, and occasional episodes of pain withactivities of daily living.
Patient reports of sudden onset of right knee pain.
She was diagnosed by her orthopaedic surgeon with a right meniscus tear- confirmed by her MRI results.
Pain has been consistent and is worse with stairs, transfers, standing, walking and driving for long periods of time.
Patient wants to decrease pain in her knee with walking and standing through conservative means and does not want to undergo surgery.
1. To decrease pain and return to Prior Level of Function.
2. Walking & Moving Around: to Prior Level of Function without pain or difficulty, driving more than 20 miles without pain or difficulty, and standing more than 1 hour for cooking activities.
PHYSICAL EXAMINATION & DIAGNOSTIC TESTS & PLAN
Posture forward head carriage, rounded shoulders, increased thoracic kyphosis, anterior pelvic tilt, pelvis position right iliac crest elevated, right knee valgus, tibial varum, decreased foot pronation, left thoracic rotation, left neck rotation, decrease hip internal rotation
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