IJPR.2017.240

Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 6 (November 2017)

Page No.: 2515-2520

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2017.240

EFFECT OF AGE, CARTILAGE HEALTH AND PAIN ON THE ISOMETRIC STRENGTH OF KNEE MUSCULATURE: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY

Amandeep Singh *1, Narinder Kaur Multani 2, Harneet Narula 3.

*1 Ph.D Scholar and Principal, Gian Sagar College of Physiotherapy, Rajpura, Patiala, India.

2 Professor & Head, Department of Physiotherapy, Punjabi university, Patiala, India.

3 Associate Professor, Deptt. Of Radiology, MMIMSR, Mullana, India.

*Corresponding Author: Dr. Amandeep Singh. Ph.D Scholar and Principal, Gian Sagar College of Physiotherapy, Rajpura, Patiala, Punjab. India. Mobile No: +91-9780023845. E-Mail: aman_ruby@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT

Background of the Study: Knee muscle strength is a major contributor to the quality of life particularly in the elderly population. Various factors that can contribute to the strength needs to be examined, so that intervention can be taken at appropriate time to maintain the quality of life.

Objectives of Study: The present study was conducted to investigate the relationship of age, pain and cartilage health on the isometric strength of knee flexors and extensors.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study design

Methodology: 320 subjects with age group 31-70 years were made part of study and were divided into 8 groups. Readings were noted down of age, VAS, height, weight, BMI, isometric strength of knee musculature and sonographic readings were noted down of cartilage clarity and interface of both knees. One time readings were taken.

Results: Correlation analysis was performed to find association of cartilage clarity and interface, VAS and age with muscle strength. The r-value calculated came out to be significant for all the associations at P < 0.05.

Conclusion: It can be concluded that the muscle strength is moderately associated with age and cartilage health and high association was noted with pain.

Key words: Cartilage Clarity, Cartilage Interface, Isometric.

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Cite this article: Amandeep Singh, Narinder Kaur Multani, Harneet Narula. EFFECT OF AGE, CARTILAGE HEALTH AND PAIN ON THE ISOMETRIC STRENGTH OF KNEE MUSCULATURE: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY. Int J Physiother Res 2017;5(6):2515-2520. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2017.240
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