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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #4166
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis: Proprioceptive exercise is effective in improving functioning


Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The effectiveness of proprioceptive-based exercise for osteoarthritis of the knee: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Rheumatol Int. 2012 Nov;32(11):3339-51. doi: 10.1007/s00296-012-2480-7. Epub 2012 Jul 22

Contributing Authors: TO Smith JJ King CB Hing

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Synopsis

This meta-analysis included 7 studies comparing a proprioceptive exercise regime to a control (non-proprioceptive program or no treatment) in patients with knee osteoarthritis. From the 7 studies, there was a total of 560 patients. Results from the analysis indicated that proprioceptive exercise led to significantly greater outcomes for all functional assessments than a non-treatment control. Howe...

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