International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part N (2016)
Effect of physiotherapy rehabilitation on Volkmann ischemic contracture- A case study
Dr. Ganesh BR and Dr. Pranata Dalal
This single subject case study was conducted to study the effectiveness of physiotherapy and rehabilitation in Volkmann ischemic contracture patient. Subject was 65 years old male with inability to move the left elbow and hand since 30 years associated with difficulty in performing activities of daily living. Subject was given active physiotherapy and splinting for 7 days. Data was analysed based on the change in the pain intensity and range of motion from day 1 to day 7 where pain was reduced by 3-4 points on visual analogue scale and improvement in range of motion was seen at elbow joint by 105 degree flexion, wrist plantar flexion 80 degree and MCP 80 degree. Thus we can conclude that seven day physiotherapy and rehabilitation showed improvement in ROM and pain in Volkmann ischemic contracture.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Ganesh BR and Dr. Pranata Dalal. Effect of physiotherapy rehabilitation on Volkmann ischemic contracture- A case study. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(6): 896-897.