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Research Article - Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2022) Volume 12, Issue 88

Individuals with osteoarthritic knee have better dynamic standing balance when compared to age-matched asymptomatic Indians

Balance deficits have been linked to an increased risk of falls and reduced mobility in the senior population, which can lead to ADL restriction and social isolation, according to several studies. Osteoarthritis (OA) of the hips and knees becomes a major debilitating disorder as people get older because it limits movement. OA has become a severe health threat and a financial burden for many countries as the global population ages. OA is expected to affect around 18% of women and 10% of men aged 60 and up. There have been several studies on balance deficits in the elderly, but there has been far less research on the presence of balance impairments in the osteoarthritic population. Objectives: 1. to measure dynamic standing balance in persons with arthritic knees and age-matched asymptomatic individuals by using step test. 2. To examine dynamic standing balance in persons with arthritic knees and age-matched asymptomatic individuals by using forward reach test. 3. To analyses the results of the step test and the forward reach test in both groups. Material and Methods: Keeping in view of inclusion & exclusion criteria the subjects were explained about the study in their language they understood and if they agreed to participate they were asked to sign a written consent. Results: The results of the present study shows that the Dynamic standing balance is impaired in the patients with osteoarthritis of the knee

Author(s): PA Deshkar

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