A comparative study on effectiveness of lateral wedge heel and closed kinematic chain exercise in patients with acute osteoarthritis.

Joseph Alex Stephen, A (2011) A comparative study on effectiveness of lateral wedge heel and closed kinematic chain exercise in patients with acute osteoarthritis. Masters thesis, RVS College of Physiotherapy, Coimbatore.

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Abstract

Aim of the study: • The study helps in promoting awareness among the therapist regarding the foot wear modification for osteoarthritis patients . • The study helps the patient population regarding the importance of the foot wear. STUDY DESIGN: Experimental study, comparative in nature. Measurement fool: VAS (Visual analogue scale), WOMAC (Western Ontario and McMaster universities) Index of osteoarthritis. Sample size: 30 subjects were selected and divided into two groups A and B. • Group A consists of 15 subjects who receives lateral wedge heel with wax therapy and Isometric Quadriceps exercise. • Group B consists of 15 subjects who receive closed kinematic chain exercise along with wax therapy and Isometric Quadriceps exercise. Result: there is significant improvement in functional ability between two groups. When comparing the mean difference, Group A subjects who received Lateral wadge heel and conventional physiotherapy treatment showed more difference. Hence we can conclude that the improvement of functional ability is more in GroupA. There by we are going to accept the alternative hypothesis and reject null hypothesis. Conclusion: In this study which was performed on 30 participants consisting of males with the diagnosis of acute osteoarthritis with interventions in the form of lateral wedge heel, Wax therapy and Isometric Quadriceps exercise (Group A) and closed kinematic chain exercise with wax therapy and Isometric Quadriceps exercise ( Group B)showed that both the interventions are useful in reducing pain and improving functional ability in terms of VAS and WOMAC index. But the subjects in Group A showed significant improvement than the subjects in Group B.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: lateral wedge heel ; closed kinematic chain exercise ; patients ; acute osteoarthritis ; comparative study.
Subjects: PHYSIOTHERAPY > Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2017 18:51
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2017 17:03
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/2855

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