Year 2015, Volume 45, Issue 6, Pages 1187 - 1191 2015-12-04

The effectiveness of ultrasound treatment for the management of kneeosteoarthritis: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study
The effectiveness of ultrasound treatment for the management of kneeosteoarthritis: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study

SERAP KAPCI YILDIZ [1] , FEYZA ÜNLÜ ÖZKAN [2] , İLKNUR AKTAŞ [3] , AYŞE DUYGU ŞİLTE [4] , MERYEM YILMAZ KAYSIN [5] , NACİYE BİLGİN BADUR [6]

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Background/aim: A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study was designed to investigate the effectiveness of ultrasound therapy in primary knee osteoarthritis. Materials and methods: Ninety patients between 40 and 65 years of age having grade 2 and 3 bilateral knee osteoarthritis enrolled in the study were randomly assigned into 3 groups: continuous ultrasound, pulsed ultrasound, and placebo ultrasound. All patients were given a home exercise program. Patients were evaluated at baseline, at the end of the treatment, and at the second month after the treatment by a range of motion measurement, visual analog scale, Lequesne index for knee osteoarthritis, and Short Form-36 quality of life scale. Results: The increase in the knee range of motion was similar in both ultrasound groups, while the change in the placebo group was not statistically significant. Visual analog scale scores and Lequesne scores of the placebo group at the second month were significantly greater than both ultrasound groups' scores (P < 0.01 and P < 0.05, respectively). Conclusion: Significant improvements in terms of pain, function, and quality of life scales were noted in both ultrasound groups in comparison with the placebo group. No statistically significant difference was found in terms of efficacy between the continuous and pulsed ultrasound.
Background/aim: A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study was designed to investigate the effectiveness of ultrasound therapy in primary knee osteoarthritis. Materials and methods: Ninety patients between 40 and 65 years of age having grade 2 and 3 bilateral knee osteoarthritis enrolled in the study were randomly assigned into 3 groups: continuous ultrasound, pulsed ultrasound, and placebo ultrasound. All patients were given a home exercise program. Patients were evaluated at baseline, at the end of the treatment, and at the second month after the treatment by a range of motion measurement, visual analog scale, Lequesne index for knee osteoarthritis, and Short Form-36 quality of life scale. Results: The increase in the knee range of motion was similar in both ultrasound groups, while the change in the placebo group was not statistically significant. Visual analog scale scores and Lequesne scores of the placebo group at the second month were significantly greater than both ultrasound groups' scores (P < 0.01 and P < 0.05, respectively). Conclusion: Significant improvements in terms of pain, function, and quality of life scales were noted in both ultrasound groups in comparison with the placebo group. No statistically significant difference was found in terms of efficacy between the continuous and pulsed ultrasound.
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Authors

Author: SERAP KAPCI YILDIZ

Author: FEYZA ÜNLÜ ÖZKAN

Author: İLKNUR AKTAŞ

Author: AYŞE DUYGU ŞİLTE

Author: MERYEM YILMAZ KAYSIN

Author: NACİYE BİLGİN BADUR

Dates

Publication Date: December 4, 2015

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APA YILDIZ, S , ÖZKAN, F , AKTAŞ, İ , ŞİLTE, A , KAYSIN, M , BADUR, N . (2015). The effectiveness of ultrasound treatment for the management of kneeosteoarthritis: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study. Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences, 45 (6), 1187-1191. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/tbtkmedical/issue/12391/148998
MLA YILDIZ, S , ÖZKAN, F , AKTAŞ, İ , ŞİLTE, A , KAYSIN, M , BADUR, N . "The effectiveness of ultrasound treatment for the management of kneeosteoarthritis: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study". Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences 45 (2015): 1187-1191 <http://dergipark.org.tr/tbtkmedical/issue/12391/148998>
Chicago YILDIZ, S , ÖZKAN, F , AKTAŞ, İ , ŞİLTE, A , KAYSIN, M , BADUR, N . "The effectiveness of ultrasound treatment for the management of kneeosteoarthritis: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study". Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences 45 (2015): 1187-1191
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ISNAD YILDIZ, SERAP KAPCI , ÖZKAN, FEYZA ÜNLÜ , AKTAŞ, İLKNUR , ŞİLTE, AYŞE DUYGU , KAYSIN, MERYEM YILMAZ , BADUR, NACİYE BİLGİN . "The effectiveness of ultrasound treatment for the management of kneeosteoarthritis: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study". Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences 45 / 6 (December 2015): 1187-1191.
AMA YILDIZ S , ÖZKAN F , AKTAŞ İ , ŞİLTE A , KAYSIN M , BADUR N . The effectiveness of ultrasound treatment for the management of kneeosteoarthritis: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study. Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences. 2015; 45(6): 1187-1191.
Vancouver YILDIZ S , ÖZKAN F , AKTAŞ İ , ŞİLTE A , KAYSIN M , BADUR N . The effectiveness of ultrasound treatment for the management of kneeosteoarthritis: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study. Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences. 2015; 45(6): 1191-1187.