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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part D

A comparative study of Maitland’s mobilization along with ultrasound versus proprioceptive exercises along with ultrasound in stage ii and iii osteoarthritis of knee joint


Author(s): Vaishnavi KS and Rajeeva A

Abstract: Background and Objectives: Osteoarthritis is a leading cause of pain and disability in elder people worldwide and accounts for a large proportion of visits to health professionals each year. There occurs progressive destruction of articular cartilage and function of osteophytes. It usually affects people in the age group of 45 years or above and tends to worsen with age if not well treated. The treatment of knee Osteoarthritis is mainly aimed at alleviation of pain. Pain and functional impairment is the major feature of OA. The objective of this study is to compare the effectiveness between Maitland’s mobilization with ultrasound and Proprioceptive exercises with ultrasound, to reduce pain (VAS) and improve functional ability (WOMAC) in OA knee.
Methods: Subjects were screened as per inclusion and exclusion criteria with knee OA. A written informed consent was signed by the subject and was rehabilitated for alternate days for 2 weeks. These subjects were randomly divided in two groups. GROUP A: (n=10): Treated with ultrasound and Maitland’s mobilization. GROUP B: (n=10): Treated with ultrasound and Proprioceptive exercise program.
Results: In comparison with VAS-pain and WOMAC-pain, stiffness and difficulty scores, Group A shows significant improvement of all the parameters than Group B. Group A with VAS of pre intervention score being 8 and post intervention 2.5. Group B with VAS of pre intervention score being 5.7 and post intervention 3.6. Group A with WOMAC pain, stiffness and difficulty of pre intervention being 8.6, 3.1and 32.1 respectively and post intervention 3.7, 1.5and 11.3. Group B with WOMAC pain, stiffness and difficulty of pre intervention being 13.4, 4.6 and 41.9 respectively and post intervention 6.5, 2.2 and 21.7.
Conclusion: Following the intervention, at the end of 2nd week result showed clinically and statistically improvement in the VAS and WOMAC scores in Group A compared to Group B. Therefore, it signifies that the subject can be improve after combined treatment of Maitland’s mobilization with ultrasound.


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How to cite this article:
Vaishnavi KS, Rajeeva A. A comparative study of Maitland’s mobilization along with ultrasound versus proprioceptive exercises along with ultrasound in stage ii and iii osteoarthritis of knee joint. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2017;4(6):211-215.
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