of knee mobility using hydrokinesitherapy in patients with gonarthrosis
Burcea Claudia Camelia1,
Georgescu Luminiţa2, Armean Petru1,
Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Bucharest,
2Department of Natural
Sciences, University of Piteşti, Romania
joint arthrosis is the most frequent type of rheumatic injury; the
symptoms are: pain, articular stiffness and functional deterioration.
Hydrokinesitherapy represents the carry out of kinesitherapy under
specific conditions determined by the fact that subjects are in
immersion in water. Application of hydrokinesitherapy methods depending
on diagnosis, needs and limits of the patient with gonarthrosis by
developing individual and group programs will lead to the significant
increase in the quality and effectiveness of the recovery process.
Thus, the purpose of this study was to introduce to the recovery plan
the hydrokinesitherapeutic means that would lead to gaining stability,
flexibility and mobility of knee arthrosis. The methodological approach
of the study consisted of two equal batches - experimental and
control-made up of 6 patients each aged between 44-58 years.
Differentiation between the two batches - experimental and control -
was made through the therapy program applied. The control batch
underwent a usual kinetic program, while the experimental batch
underwent a kinetic program in aquatic environment as well.
results obtained proved that the application of hydrokinesitherapy
procedures, based on diagnosis, needs and limits of the patient with
arthrosis, correlated with tests for assessment of quality and
effectiveness of the recovery process shows an increase in the quality
of functional recovery of the knee.
knee joint arthrosis, recovery of knee mobilityFull
Rehabilitation of knee mobility using hydrokinesitherapy in patients with gonarthrosis