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Physical Therapy Management of Knee Osteoarthritis in the Middle-aged Athlete.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23314262     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Osteoarthritis (OA) is prevalent in today's population, including the athletic and recreationally active "middle-aged" population. OA is a degenerative condition of the articular/hyaline cartilage of synovial joints and commonly affects the knee joint. In general, athletic participation does not specifically influence a higher incidence of knee OA in this population; however, traumatic injury to the knee joint poses a definitive risk in developing early-onset OA. The purpose of this article is to review evidence-based nonpharmacological interventions for the conservative management of knee OA. Manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, patient education, and weight management are strongly supported in the literature for conservative treatment of knee OA. Modalities [thermal, electrical stimulation (ES), and low-level laser therapy (LLLT)] and orthotic intervention are moderately supported in the literature as indicated management strategies for knee OA. While many strongly supported conservative interventions have been published, additional research is needed to determine the most effective approach in treating knee OA.
Thomas Adams; Debra Band-Entrup; Scott Kuhn; Lucas Legere; Kimberly Mace; Adam Paggi; Matthew Penney
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sports medicine and arthroscopy review     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1538-1951     ISO Abbreviation:  Sports Med Arthrosc     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9315689     Medline TA:  Sports Med Arthrosc     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
*Advanced Sports Therapy, Wellesley †Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Boston, MA.
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