International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2018, Volume 4 Issue 2

An intervention study on the effectiveness of isometric quadriceps hamstrings exercise in the treatment of osteoarthritis, knee joint

Author(s): Dr. Anzari N
Abstract: Objective: The purpose of this research was to verify the effectiveness of 6 months isometric quadriceps hamstring strengthening exercises on pain, function and joint stiffness of patients with knee osteoarthritis
Materials and method: It was intervention study (pre/post-test study) among 30 patients with Osteoarthritis knee done for a period of 6 months. Outcome measure was improvement in WOMAC Score (pain, physical function and knee joint stiffness).WOMAC Score before and after intervention were compared.
Results: WOMAC Score showed a significant difference between before and after the intervention showing effectiveness of exercises.
Conclusion: The 6 months isometric quadriceps exercise showed beneficial effects on Quadriceps muscle strengthening, pain and functional disability.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Anzari N. An intervention study on the effectiveness of isometric quadriceps hamstrings exercise in the treatment of osteoarthritis, knee joint. Int J Orthop Sci 2018;4(2):1010-1014. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2018.v4.i2o.143
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences