Effects of lower limb exercise training with whole body vibration on femoral articular cartilage in patients with knee osteoarthritis
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CitationKurtça, M., Aslan, Ü., Koçyiğit, F., Koçyiğit, A. ve Kuyucu, E. (2016). Effects of lower limb exercise training with whole body vibration on femoral articular cartilage in patients with knee osteoarthritis. World Congress of the Osteoarthritis-Research-Society-International (OARSI) on Osteoarthritis içinde (S496-S496. ss.). Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 31-April 03, 2016.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common degenerative joint disease leading to typical degradation of articular cartilage. Vibrations produced in oscillating/vibratory platform generate whole body vibration (WBV) exercises, which are important in sports, as well as in physiotherapy treatment. WBV exercise is a mechanically and biologically potential stimulus and a feasible, curative strength-exercise technique. Validity and reproducibility of ultrasonography (US) in detecting joint structural pathology in OA was reported. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of lower-limb exercise training with WBV on femoral articular cartilage thickness in patients with knee OA by using US.