Effects of axillary methods OFC therapeutic ultrasound application over anterior method as an adjunt in chronic adhesive capsulitis of glenohumeral joint: A comparative study.

Lenin Samuel, Varghese (2012) Effects of axillary methods OFC therapeutic ultrasound application over anterior method as an adjunt in chronic adhesive capsulitis of glenohumeral joint: A comparative study. Masters thesis, Padmavathi College of Physiotherapy, Dharmapuri.

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION : In the process of evolution from quadripeds to bipeds, the forelimbs developed into upper limb, which transformed the appendage from weight bearing and ambulations to prehension and manipulation. The cortical area, controlling shoulder function enlarged and shoulder improved in precise motion, co-ordination, strength and endurance assisting the upper limb functions. The upper limb contains one of the principal features separating humans from the rest of the animal world the human hand. The intricate, gross and skilled functions of the hand are dependent on the mobile yet strong base provided by the shoulder complex. AIM : To assess the efficacy of axillary method of therapeutic ultrasound application as an adjunct therapy in chronic adhesive capsulitis of glenohumeral joint. OBJECTIVES : 1) To study the efficacy of anterior method of therapeutic ultrasound application in the treatment of chronic adhesive capsulitis of glenohumeral joint. 2) To study the efficacy of axillary method of therapeutic ultrasound application in the treatment of chronic adhesive capsulitis of glenohumeral joint. 3) To compare the efficacy of axillary method with anterioe method of therapeutic ultrasound application in chronic adhesive capsulitis of glenohumeral joint. MATERIALS AND METHODS : 24 subjects were selected using consecutive sampling into two groups i,e., experimental group and control group with 12 patients each. From patients referred to physiotherapy department with a diagnosis of adhesive capsulitis of glenohumeral joint by orthopaedic surgeons. The study was conducted at the Dept. of physiotherapy, Metropolitan Hospital, Thrissur. RESULTS : The results obtained after analysis of pain reduction shows 7.5% increment which is statistically not significant, thus rejecting the null hypothesis. Hence the post analysis results shows the superiority of axillary method of therapeutic ultrasound application over anterior method in improving passive abduction, active abduction , passive external rotation, active external rotation and shoulder function in chronic adhesive capsulitis patients. CONCLUSION : It provides that axillary method gives better results than anterior method of therapeutic ultrasound application as an adjunct therapy in chronic adhesive capsulitis of glenohumeral joint interms of active and passive abduction, active and passive external rotation and shoulder function, while pain reduction remains unaltered. In this context the axillary method is recommended for therapeutic ultrasound application in chronic adhesive capsulitis patients. The need of a suitable pain relieving modality in the treatment protocol of adhesive capculitis is also emphasised.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: axillary methods ; OFC therapeutic ultrasound application ; adjunt chronic adhesive capsulitis ; glenohumeral joint ; comparative Study.
Subjects: PHYSIOTHERAPY > Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2017 13:33
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2017 14:38
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/2878

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