Critically discuss how evidence based biomechanics may influence the management of a patient with knee osteoarthritis with respect to the appropriate conservative management approach.
Introduction: Give a brief background of the epidemiology and briefly discuss the patho-biomechanics (should include: obesity- strong risk factor for OA and incidence increases with age etc.)Give your search strategy including list of terms and databases and introduce the relevant themes.
Main body: You should give an evidence based account of the biomechanical factors (should include: knee adduction moment, gait, varus deformity etc.) which may contribute to the underlying pathology. You should select focus on one area of management – orthotics (lateral wedged insoles).
Conclusion: you need to draw the evidence together to support the continued use of your chosen treatment option.
You should ensure that you demonstrate the following:
Ø Evidence of reading from a variety of relevant sources including evidence based practice and management guidelines.
Ø Accurate use of references throughout the text and reference section
Ø Accuracy in the interpretation and critical comment of material presented
Ø Innovation in interpretation of investigations, clinical outcomes and results
Ø Analytical comment and synthesis of ideas
Ø Critical evaluation and discussion of the research evidence
Ø A logical flow to content