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Type of Article : Original Research

Year: 2015 | Volume 3 | Issue 6 | Page No. 1294-1300

Date of Publication: 11-12-2015

DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2015.194


Santosh Metgud *1, B.B. Putti 2.

*1 Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, KLE University's Institute of Physiotherapy, Belagavi. Karnataka, India.
2 Professor, Department of Orthopedics, KLE'S University, JNMC, Belagavi. Karnataka, India.

Corresponding author: Dr. Santosh Metgud. PT., Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, KLE University's Institute of Physiotherapy, Belagavi, Karnataka, India.


Background: Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease involving thinning or destruction of the smooth cartilage that covers the ends of bones and changes to the bone. Joint arthroplasty is an intervention for those patients who have severe disease, with severe pain and radiographic evidence.
Objective: To compare the effect of proprioceptive exercises in osteoarthritic and total replaced knees using the Knee Society Score and Joint Position Sense.
Design:  A randomised clinical trial.
Subjects: A total of 95 subjects were selected based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria.
Intervention: Participants were divided into two groups; Group A comprised of the Total Knee Replacement and Group B was the osteoarthritic group. Group A was given exercises along with ambulation and static and resistance cycling and training of functional activities. Group B was given exercises and seven proprioceptive exercises followed by continuous short wave diathermy cross-fire method for 15 minutes.
Outcome measure: Pain Intensity, Functional Outcome and Joint Position Sense (JPS) were measured by using Visual Analog Scale (VAS), Knee Society Score (KSS) and Absolute angle of error, respectively.
Results: The results show a significant difference between the two groups using VAS and JPS whereas showed no significant difference between the two groups on using the KSS.
Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, it was observed that proprioceptive exercises are beneficial in improving the joint position sense in patients with osteoarthritis as well as total knee replacements.
KEY WORDS: Joint Position Sense, Total Knee Athroplasty, Ostoearthritic Knee, Knee Society Score, Proprioception.


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Santosh Metgud, B.B. Putti. EFFECT OF PROPRIOCEPTIVE EXERCISES IN OSTEOARTHRITIC AND REPLACED KNEES. Int J Physiother Res 2015;3(6):1294-1300. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2015.194




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