Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Online ISSN : 2187-5626
Print ISSN : 0915-5287
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Case study of continuous knee joint traction treatment on the pain and quality of life of patients with degenerative gonarthritis
Dong-Kyu LeeNam-Yong Lee
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2018 Volume 30 Issue 6 Pages 848-849

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[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of continuous knee joint traction treatment on the pain and quality of life of patients with degenerative gonarthritis. [Subjects and Methods] Continuous knee joint traction treatment was administered to 59 year-old man and 62 year-old woman diagnosed with degenerative gonarthritis for 20 minutes, once a day, five times a week for 4 weeks. Pain and quality of life were measured using the visual analogue scale (VAS) and the short form 36-item health survey (SF-36), respectively. [Results] The VAS score of the male patient before treatment was 8 points but it decreased to 1 point after treatment, and SF-36 score increased from 81 points before treatment to 93 points after treatment. In addition, the VAS score of the 62 year-old female patient was 7 points before treatment but it decreased to 2 points after treatment, and SF-36 score increased from 78 points before treatment to 96 points after treatment. [Conclusion] The purpose of the study was to report 2 cases of patients with degenerative gonarthritis of the knee who received continuous knee joint traction.

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