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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 103-105

Resisted exercise and outcomes using disease-specific Urdu version of osteoarthritis outcome score questionnaire in knee osteoarthritis

Department of Physical Therapy, Majmaah University, Al Majmaah, Saudi Arabia

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Mahamed Ateef
Department of Physical Therapy, Majmaah University, Al Majmaah
Saudi Arabia
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of resisted exercises on quality of life (QOL) in knee osteoarthritis (OA) patient using disease-specific Urdu version of the knee injury and osteoarthritis outcome score (KOOS) questionnaire. A 60-year-old male patient with bilateral grade-2 primary knee OA was referred by an Orthopedist, with a complaint of bilateral knee pain with poor QOL. He experienced pain severity as seven on visual analog scale, difficulty climbing stairs and on observation patient had left and right swaying, while walking. Pain and QOL were assessed using self-rated questionnaire such as KOOS. On functional assessment prior to the intervention using KOOS questionnaire, the pain subscale was 27% means severe pain and QOL subscale was 13% means poor QOL. The patient was given bilateral resisted exercises using quadriceps table twice daily for 4 weeks along with initial short wave diathermy for pain relief. At the end of 6 th week pain was nearly normal 2 on the numeric scale and KOOS subscales pain and QOL were 84%, 82.25% indicating substantial pain relief and good QOL along with improved gait. It is concluded that bilateral resisted exercises for both hamstring and quadriceps can be used as a prime intervention for relief of pain and improved QOL and to prevent knee flexion deformity.

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