A CASE REPORT ON MENISCUS REHABILITATION TO ENHANCE BALANCE USING BALANCE MASTER TRAINING

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Ekta Kharde
Tabish Fahim
Pratiksha Waghmare
Prince Rohilla
Rajeev Kumar Singh

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The anterior cruciate ligament, one of the knee's ligaments, works as a passive stabilization of the knee joint to prevent excessive anterior tibial translation, and the meniscus is a crescent-shaped pad located between the ends of the upper (femur) and lower (tibia) leg bones. ACL and meniscal tears can cause instability in the knee joint, and adequate rehabilitation is required to handle everyday functional activities. A 24-year-old male runner athlete presented with the complaint of reduced range of motion, pain at the site of the medial aspect of the knee joint and instability during standing. In investigation the patient showed with ACL grade 1 sprain and grade 3 medial meniscus tear came to OPD for rehabilitation. We have focused on reduction of pain and gaining strength in lower limbs and improving static and dynamic balance. We used i- balance platform in which patterned game was given to patient progressing to the difficulty level of maintain the balance of the body along with the strengthening of the lower limb muscles including quadriceps, hamstring and calf. Balance master proprioceptive training shows early recovery in the patient’s daily activities and improved the quality of life and stability of the knee joint. Balance training program using Balance Master is effective in rehabilitation protocol for meniscus tear.

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