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A Comparative Study of Proprioceptive Exercises versus Conventional Training Program on Osteoarthritis of Knee

Author Affiliations

  • 1Lecturer, Department of Physiotherapy, Windfield International College, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
  • 2 Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, MSU, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 1, Issue (12), Pages 31-35, December,2 (2012)

Abstract

Effectiveness of proprioceptive exercise with conventional treatment compared to only conventional treatment in treatment of osteoarthritis of knee in terms of Range of motion, pain and disability.50 subjects with age ranging between 35 to 55 with clinical diagnosis of osteoarthritis of knee were randomly allocated to control and experimental group. Both groups received ultrasound therapy and static Quadriceps exercises. The experimental group received an additional intervention in the form of proprioceptive exercises. The outcome measured in the terms of WOMAC score and active ROM. From the study it was found that average reduction as per the VAS score and WOMAC Indus score. Improvement in the active range of Knee flexion was found significant p < 0.05 and WOMAC score was found not significant p > 0.05 Seeing in both groups. Improvement in all the parameters was significantly better in experimental groups. It is concluded that proprioceptive exercise could be a better choice of treatment from physiotherapy point of view in the management of osteoarthritis of knee.

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