Does short-wave diathermy increase the effectiveness of isokinetic exercise on pain, function, knee muscle strength, quality of life, and depression in the patients with knee osteoarthritis? A randomized controlled clinical study


Akyol Y., Durmus D., Alayli G., Tander B. , Bek Y., Canturk F., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE, vol.46, no.3, pp.325-336, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.325-336

Abstract

Background. Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful condition causing disability and muscle weakness. Shortwave diathermy (SWD) is one of several physical therapy modalities and used predominantly as a pain reduction modality in the clinical practice. However, the efficacy of SWD in knee OA is still inconclusive.