study of the clinical outcome of maitland and conservative treatment in
idiopathic adhesive capsulitis
Poonam Rani1, Neeti
Institute of Applied Medicines and Research, Duhai Ghaziabad, Merrut
2 Integral University,
Kursi Road, Luckno, India
The purpose of this study was that maitland can be used to produce an
immediate beneficial effect i.e. pain free increase in range of motion.
Maitland can be used in isolation or with other approaches to improve
the quality of joint intra articular gliding, corrective positional
fault, and thus helping in improving painful joint range of motion in
idiopathic adhesive capsulities.
Material and methods: 50
with diagnosis of adhesive capsulitis were invited for randomization.
The patients were allocated to two groups. Each met the inclusion
criteria. After having taken a written consent form from all the
included subjects, the patients were questioned about their age, sex,
history of any systemic and metabolic diseases, previous treatments and
duration of pain. The measurement of range of motion by goniometric
assessment and pain assessment by VAS was performed, the study was
planned to compare the efficacy of the two methods over a short period
of time. All the patient of Avantika Neuro & Orthopedics
Rehabilitation Centre & Institute of Applied Medicines and
Results: There was significant improvement in
decrease in VAS score in group A (Maitland glide and hot pack) than in
group B (Active Exercise and hot pack) (p<0.005).
The statistical difference in results confirms that Maitland approach
with hot packs is more effective in improving the range of motion and
decreasing pain as compared to conservative physical therapy treatment
(hot packs and active exercises). The Maitland method is non invasive,
effective and requires fewer hospital visits for a sufficient early
idiopathic adhesive capsulitis.