Ankylosis of the Lower Leg and Knee

Arthritis of the lower leg and knee, resembling rheumatoid arthritis, which may progress to bony ankylosis with lipping of vertebral margins; the disease is more common in the male, often with rheumatoid factor absent an the HLA antigen present. There is striking association with B27 tissue type and the strong familia aggregation suggest an important genetic factor.
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  • Pain and stiffness in the lower leg and knee
  • Loss of ROM in the lower leg and knee
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Possible immune mechanism
  • Lower leg and knee ROM and stretching
  • Lower extremity strengthening
  • Posture program



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