Role of kinesiotherapy in the recovery of patients with primary coxarthrosis

Authors: Pop IA (1) , Dogaru G (1,2)
(1) “Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca (2) Clinical Rehabilitation Hospital Cluj-Napoca
Source: Balneo Research Journal 4(4):144-148
DOI: 10.12680/balneo.2013.1054 Publication date: Not specified E-Publication date: 2013 Dec Availability: full text Copyright: Not specified
Language: English Countries: Romania Location: Not specified Correspondence address: Not specified


Article abstract

Primary coxarthrosis is a disorder of the hip that may lead to a decrease in the quality of life due to the presence of pain, vicious positions, joint stiffness, and decrease in the joint range of motion. In this article, the role and importance of kinesiotherapeutic treatment along with drug therapy in the recovery of patients with primary coxarthrosis was studied. Kinesiotherapy administered to patients in the study group (medication and kinesiotherapy) contributed to the increase of the joint angle values at the level of the coxofemoral joint and muscle strength. The Womac test performed at the end of treatment (day 12) in the study group shows a decrease in pain intensity and a reduction of joint stiffness compared to day 1, before the initiation of treatment. The Lequesne functional index applied at the end of the 12 days of treatment from statistical analysis shows that patients can easily walk longer distances and can perform daily activities more easily, which results in an increase in their quality of life.

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