Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy

Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7595

Ashish Kumar

Ashish Kumar
National Institute for Orthopedically Handicapped Bon Hooghly,
BT Road, Kolkata-700090

  • Research Article
    Joint Proprioception in Normal and Osteoarthritic Knees
    Author(s): Ashish KumarAshish Kumar

    Background: As aging occurs degenerative changes overcome the regeneration capacity of body and this becomes a cause of decreased motor control. Proprioception is a deep sensory faculty that helps in controlling activation of the dynamic restraints and motor control. Error in estimating Joint position sense (measured by angular repositioning at a predetermined angle) reflects the proprioceptive inaccuracy of the concerned joint. This can be such an error is present in all individuals but increases with threat to the joint integrity either due to trauma or aging. The purpose of the present study was to determine extent of proprioception deficits appreciable in degenerative joint disease of knees. Method: Patients with knee OA previously diagnosed by the physician were included in study. Variables such as age, sex, height, body weight and Body mass index (BMI) were evaluated. Sub.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7595.1000119

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