Select physiotherapeutic methods in treatment of a hip joint degeneration
Przemysław Lisiński, Maria Tomaszewska, Włodzimierz Samborski
Przemysław Lisiński, Maria Tomaszewska, Włodzimierz Samborski – Select physiotherapeutic methods in treatment of a hip joint degeneration. Fizjoterapia Polska 2006; 6(1); 45-50
Background. Degenerative joint disease is regarded as a civilization-related disease, and is one of the most vital problems facing global medical care at the turn of the century. In most cases this problem is connected with the hip joint, mainly among elderly people. The aim of our study was to estimate the efficiency of selected physiotherapeutic procedures
in the treatment of degenerative disease of the hip joint. Material and methods. We examined 60 persons with hip problems. The age of the patients oscillated between 47 and 77 years, with a mean of 62,8 ±10,31 years. The patients were divided into 4 subgroups, who received the same kinesitherapeutic procedures but different physical agents, such as cryotherapy, laser, magnetic field, and high-frequency impulse electromagnetic field. The duration of treatment was 21 days. We performed a full orthopedic examination before and after therapy. Results. Our results showed that the level of pain went down and the range of movement went up after treatment. Conclusions. Physiotherapy is a suitable method for treating degenerative changes in the hip joint. The time of observation was too short to allow for assessment of the improvement of the trophic properties of muscles.
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