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metadata.fyp.dc.title: Knee Joint Therapy Device
metadata.fyp.dc.contributor.*: Muhammad Ihsan bin Salahuddin 22-May-2013
metadata.fyp.dc.description.abstract: Physical therapy of joints following surgery focuses on passive motion to restore mobility and active exercises to restore strength. Passive motion is most commonly administered by a Knee Joint Therapy (KJT) device. KJT is a postoperative treatment method that is designed to aid recovery after joint surgery. In most patients after extensive joint surgery, attempts at joint motion cause pain and as a result, the patient fails to move the joint. This allows the tissue around the joint to become stiff and for scar tissue to form resulting in a joint which has limited range of motion and often may take months of physical therapy to recovery that motion. KJT is thus effective in preventing the development of stiffness if full motion is applied immediately following surgery and continued until swelling that limits the full motion of the joint no longer develops. The application of this concept to clinical practice requires a paradigm shift, resulting in our attention being focused on preventing the initial or delayed accumulation of periarticular interstitial fluids. The device moves the joint continuously without individual assistance for extended periods of time. ROM is increased by 3–5 degrees per day as tolerated. The use of the KJT device may be initiated in the immediate postoperative period and then continued at home for a variable period of time. This device is similar to a commercially available continuous passive motion (CPM) machine on market nowadays. It will give advantages on research of the input parameters that is angular flexion velocity and flexion angle of the knee. The purpose of this project is to develop testing device that was economical, user-friendly, green environmental and safe device for public or medical use.
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