Efficiency of combined treatment and conventional physical treatment in bilateral knee arthrosis

  • Samir Bojičić Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo, Bolnička 25, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Dijana Avdić Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo, Bolnička 25, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bakir Katana Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo, Bolnička 25, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Amila Jaganjac Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo, Bolnička 25, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Amra Mačak Hadžiomerović Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo, Bolnička 25, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Keywords: Gonarthrosis, a combined approach.

Abstract

Introduction: Degenerative joint disease, which is standardized in Europe by the name of arthrosis or osteoarthrosis, while in the Anglo-Saxon literature is in use for a long time by the name of osteoarthritis (OA) although this is not a classical inflammation,is the most common joint disease in general and the most common cause of functional damage of the musculoskeletal system. Recently, the term osteoarthritis
appears more frequently in domestic literature. Arthroses are degenerative joint diseases with progressive character, also one of the most frequent diseases in orthopedics. The disease fi rst affects the articular cartilage, then the bony edges of the articular surfaces, and then the articular lining.

Methods: Retrospective analysis and evaluation of data of treated patients, with the "Praxis" physical treatment during the period of time from 2000 to the end of 2010 on a sample of 79 patients,valorized the efficacy of Praxis treatment. The  correlation of these results, with valorisation of the efficacy of standard physical treatment in clinics D.Z. " Novi Grad " on a sample of 81 patients, during the period of time from 2000 to the end of 2010, a statistical analysis was performed for comparing the effi cacy of the two methods.

Results: There is a functional difference after therapy of bilateral gonarthrosis in clinics D.Z. "Novi Grad" and "Praxis" with statistical reliability.

Conclusion: A combined approach in the treatment of knee arthrosis has a wider range of treatment procedures, comprehensively approaches to the problem and gives better results, so we can say that this method has priority compared to the standard approach to the knee arthrosis treatment.

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Published
2013-04-15
How to Cite
Bojičić, S., Avdić, D., Katana, B., Jaganjac, A. and Mačak Hadžiomerović, A. (2013) “Efficiency of combined treatment and conventional physical treatment in bilateral knee arthrosis”, Journal of Health Sciences, 3(1), pp. 70-74. doi: 10.17532/jhsci.2013.33.
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Research articles