IJARP SJIF(2018): 4.908

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Conventional Physiotherapy And Additional Krishna’s Kinetikinetic Manual Therapy (KKMT) For Knee Osteoarthritis Rehabilitation: A Comparative Study.

Volume 2 - Issue 1, January 2018 Edition
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Chu Buh Franklin, Vukugah Achombwom Thomas, Ghyslaine Bruna Djeunang Dongho, Atemkeng Tsatedem Faustin, Krishna Nand Sharma
Knee Osteoarthritis, Conventional Physiotherapy, KKMT.
Background: Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent chronic rheumatic disease in the World and Physiotherapy care is an integral part of its management. The development of new Physiotherapy techniques will, therefore, be helpful. This is why we conducted this study, to evaluate the effectiveness of conventional Physiotherapy alone (CPA) versus CPK (Conventional Physiotherapy associated with Krishna’s Kinetikinetic Manual Therapy, which is a new technique) on pain, stiffness, function and knee Range of motion in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Materials and Methods: a controlled single blinded experimental study was undertaken on 14 patients with knee Osteoarthritis. Patients were recruited into two groups of 7 each: CPA and CPK. Both groups received treatment protocols for 5 weeks: 3 sessions per week. The WOMAC (Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index), VAS (Visual Analogue Scale) and Goniometer were used for data collection before and after treatment. Data were analyzed using MS Excel 2010 and SPSS version 20 software. Results: Among our 14 patients were, 5 males, 9 females. In the intervention group (CPK), the mean score before treatment for WOMAC, VAS, and ROM (Range of Motion) were respectively 52.43 on 96, 77.86 on 100, and 107.14°. After treatment, they were 17.86, 26.86 and 117.21° respectively. In the control group (CPA), before treatment, they were respectively 50.00, 64.29, and 95.07°. After treatment, they were: 26.00; 38.86 and 104.28° respectively. The difference between the two groups was not significant for WOMAC (p=0.477), VAS (p=0.263) and knee ROM (p=0.884). Conclusion: KKMT added to conventional therapy was found to improve the treatment of symptoms in patients with knee osteoarthritis. More studies with larger and randomized sample sizes and longer periods of treatment may assess better, this new technique.
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