Effect of Knee Varus Mobilization Applied to Patients with Imaging Evidence of Degenerative Meniscus Tear: A Case Series

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Passive physiologic knee flexion/extension mobilization has traditionally been utilized by manual therapists for managing impairments related to degenerative knee meniscus tear. However, there are some patients who either do not present with restrictions in the sagittal plane or cannot tolerate the sagittal plane mobilization and would benefit from an alternative. A case report was presented recently that used knee varus mobilization in a patient with meniscus tear. It is not known if the positive result of such mobilization can be observed in other patients with similar presentation. Therefore, the purpose of this case series was to present the use of knee varus mobilization in patients with meniscus tear related knee pain.