The Management of Osteoarthritis in Movement Disorders: A Case Discussion
Background: A 37‐year‐old female with a hyperkinetic movement disorder due to chorea‐acanthocytosis developed severe painful degenerative arthritis of her left knee as a consequence of repetitive involuntary flexion and extension dystonic and ballistic movements.
Case Report: Despite profound limitation in her mobility a total knee replacement was successfully undertaken.
Discussion: The case emphasizes that patients with progressive neurodegenerative disorders may derive relief or resolution of pain by joint replacement even if mobility does not improve following surgery. A multidisciplinary approach to care is essential.
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- Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
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- Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
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- October 3, 2013