Journal article

Exercise for osteoarthritis of the knee

Marlene Fransen, Sara McConnell, Alison R Harmer, Martin Van der Esch, Milena Simic, Kim L Bennell

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a major public health issue because it causes chronic pain, reduces physical function and diminishes quality of life. Ageing of the population and increased global prevalence of obesity are anticipated to dramatically increase the prevalence of knee OA and its associated impairments. No cure for knee OA is known, but exercise therapy is among the dominant non-pharmacological interventions recommended by international guidelines. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether land-based therapeutic exercise is beneficial for people with knee OA in terms of reduced joint pain or improved physical function and quality of life. SEARCH METHODS: Five electronic databases ..

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