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The effects of strengthening, neuromuscular and lumbopelvic stabilization exercises on strength, physical function and symptoms in men with mild knee osteoarthritis: A pilot study

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Approbato Selistre, Luiz Fernando ; Goncalves, Glaucia Helena ; Petrella, Marina ; de Oliveira Sato, Tatiana ; Mendes da Silva Serrao, Paula Regina ; Vasilceac, Fernando Augusto ; Mattiello, Stela Marcia
Total Authors: 7
Document type: Journal article
Source: ISOKINETICS AND EXERCISE SCIENCE; v. 25, n. 3, p. 161-169, 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of strengthening, neuromuscular and lumbopelvic stabilization exercises on strength, symptoms and physical function in men with mild knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: A total of 17 men with mild knee osteoarthritis participated in this study. Subjects underwent clinical and radiographic examinations and isokinetic strength evaluations and completed the Western Ontario \& McMaster Universities questionnaire before and after an intervention program comprising strengthening, neuromuscular and lumbopelvic stabilization exercises twice per week for eight weeks. RESULTS: After the intervention program, subjects exhibited significant reductions in pain (P = 0.009), improvements in physical function (P = 0.015) and quadriceps and hip abductor strength. There was no change in hamstring and hip adductor strength or stiffness after the intervention program. CONCLUSIONS: An eight-week supervised exercise therapy program comprising strengthening, neuromuscular and lumbopelvic stabilization exercises may help reduce muscle weakness, pain and disability in men with early knee osteoarthritis. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/23644-0 - Knee adduction moment during gait, hip abductor torque, biomarkers: study of knee osteoarthritis progression
Grantee:Luiz Fernando Approbato Selistre
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate