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., et al.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE, cilt.46, ss.325-336, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 46 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.325-336

Özet

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.