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Effectiveness of exercise for osteoarthritis of the knee: A review of the literature.
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PMID:  22474634     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is the most common type of arthritis and the major cause of chronic musculoskeletal pain and mobility disability in the elderly. The objective of this paper is to discuss the effectiveness of exercise for OA of the knee based on a review of the literature. We reviewed the relevant literature, i.e. systematic reviews and meta-analyses searched using PubMed. Muscle strengthening and aerobic exercises are effective in reducing pain and improving physical function in patients with mild to moderate OA of the knee.
Jun Iwamoto; Yoshihiro Sato; Tsuyoshi Takeda; Hideo Matsumoto
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of orthopedics     Volume:  2     ISSN:  2218-5836     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Orthop     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-04     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101576349     Medline TA:  World J Orthop     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-42     Citation Subset:  -    
Jun Iwamoto, Tsuyoshi Takeda, Hideo Matsumoto, Institute for Integrated Sports Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8582, Japan.
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