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[Progress of foreign clinical research of exercise therapy of knee osteoarthritis].

[Article in Chinese]

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West China Medical School, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu Sichuan 610041, PR China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To review the up-to-date development of overseas clinical study on exercise therapy for patients with knee osteoarthritis.

METHODS:

The clinical researches of exercise therapy for knee osteoarthritis were summarized by reviewing literature concerned in recent years.

RESULTS:

Exercise therapy was extensively used in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis not only in hospital but also in community rehabilitation abroad. The main patterns of exercise therapy included muscle strengthening exercise, aerobic exercise and underwater exercise. It was capable of effectively improving patient's independent living ability and live quality, and postponing the time of surgical intervention. But the long-term efficacy of exercise therapy was still under debate.

CONCLUSION:

Exercise therapy is an effect method to treat knee osteoarthritis.

PMID:
19068613
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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