Effects of Physical Therapy in the treatment of Low Back Pain related with Alkaptonuriea

Yiğit İ., Evcik D., Kavuncu V. , Evcik E.

The Medical Journal of Kocatepe, vol.6, pp.55-57, 2005 (National Refreed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : The Medical Journal of Kocatepe
  • Page Numbers: pp.55-57


Alkaptonuria is a rare hereditary disorder which may result with arthropathy in multiple joints. Clinical findings are similar to degenerative joint diseases. It mostly involves the spine and extremities especially large joints. There is no consensus in the treatment of the disease. In this case we present the effect of physical therapy program in the treatment of back pain and a four year follow up results.

Key Words: alkaptonuria, back pain, physical therapy