Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1998 , Vol 1 , Num 2
Diz Osteoartritinin Rehabilitasyonunda Nöromuskuler Elektrik Stimulasyon ve Ev Egzersiz Programının Kantitatif Kas Güçlendirilmesi ve Fonksiyonel İyileşme Yönünden Karşılaştırılması
M. Naragi 1 ,Cihan Aksoy 2 ,Ayşegül Ketenci 2 ,Ayşe Karan 2
1 İstanbul Üniversitesi İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul
2 İstanbul Üniversitesi İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye

The compare of neuromuscular electrical stimulation with exercise programme on muscle weakness because of gonarthrosis. Osteoarthritis is a progressively challenging disease nowadays related to increasing life span. Knee joint is influenced frequently. Exercise is a very important component of treatment in this disease. It is carry out different ways. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) and active exercise programs are included in treatment programs usually. The aim of this study, was to compare efficacy of these two programmes. 40 patients were recruited this study and were evaluated by isometric quadriceps strength, functional capacity and pain. NMES group results were singificantly better than exercise group results at 30.

Keywords : Osteoarthritis, exercise