Journal of coMra-Therapy

Knee osteoarthritis in a 57-year-old female

Garrett Murrin
{ Published: May 01, 2014 | Last update : June 14, 2020 }

  • CASE REPORT
  • TRAUMATOLOGY
  • KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS


A 57-year-old female with a long history of mild generalized osteoarthritis for several years experienced a worsening of her condition and severe pain and stiffness in her right knee, as well as a significant decrease in her range of motion and ability to do simple tasks.

The female did daily coMra-Therapy self-treatments with the 980 nm Delta Laser for two weeks according to the Traumatology 10 and Universal 6 treatments (coMra-Therapy User Guide). The female filled out a Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC) self-assessment questionnaire for her right knee on the day before the start of treatment and again on the last day of regular daily treatments.

Her condition improved significantly during the course of treatment. Her WOMAC score showed a 33.4% improvement from 37 to 71 (0 - worst possible, 100 - best possible). An additional seven weeks of irregular treatments continued to improve the condition, reaching an overall increase of her WOMAC score by 40.5% (WOMAC score 78). Three months later she was able to go on a trip, which included an 11 km hike.

Case Report



Tags:
  • CASE REPORT
  • TRAUMATOLOGY
  • KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS