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What is the importance of physical therapy for joint health in patients who are immobilized for an extended time?

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Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Critical

It is quite difficult to regain range of motion of a stiff joint after immobilization without physical therapy.

In brief: Critical

It is quite difficult to regain range of motion of a stiff joint after immobilization without physical therapy.
Dr. Audie Rolnick
Dr. Audie Rolnick
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Dr. Gregory Billy
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Avoid contractures

Physical therapy and specifically range of motion exercises can prevent joint from becoming stiff and accompanying muscles from becoming contracted.

In brief: Avoid contractures

Physical therapy and specifically range of motion exercises can prevent joint from becoming stiff and accompanying muscles from becoming contracted.
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Dr. Gregory Billy
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