TITLE

A randomized controlled trial on the efficacy of intermittent and continuous traction for patients with knee osteoarthritis

AUTHOR(S)
Alpayci, Mahmut; Ozkan, Yasemin; Yazmalar, Levent; Hiz, Ozcan; Ediz, Levent
PUB. DATE
April 2013
SOURCE
Clinical Rehabilitation;Apr2013, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p347
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study that is carried out to examine the efficiency of intermittent and continuous traction in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. It mentions that the patients were assigned to three treatment groups that is a seven-week, prospective, observer-blinded, randomized controlled trial with three measurement points. It concluded that joint traction reduces pain intensity, and is beneficial for the improvement of pain and physical function loss related to knee osteoarthritis.
ACCESSION #
86418559

 

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