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For a physical therapy student completing a clinical internship, one quickly learns that not all patients present as perfectly as they do in the textbooks. This case report highlights the clinical decision making to navigate such a patient and the various interventions used to reduce pain, increase range of motion and help the patient return to functional activities following a complex knee injury.
The purpose of this study is to map the clinical decision-making process from a student physical therapist’s perspective in managing a 21-year-old male with multiple knee ligament injuries to help improve knee mobility.
San Marcos, CA
Clinical Decision-Making, Knee Injuries, Physical Therapy Specialty - education
Wu, Tiffany and Disney, Heather, "Physical Therapy to Improve Mobility Following Surgery for Multiple Ligament Knee Injury" (2018). CA-SM Fall 2018. 5.