ZHISHANG ZHANG1, YUMEI SHEN2*
1Guangdong medical University, Dongguan 523808, China - 2Dongguan Polytechinic, Dongguan, 523808, China
Objective: This study was to investigate the effects of variable velocity and resistance muscle strength training exercise with sodium hyaluronate on rehabilitation efficacy of patients with knee osteoarthritis caused by tennis training.
Methods: The total of 1200 knee osteoarthritis patients caused by tennis training were divided equally into three groups:the observation group (variable velocity and resistance muscle strength training exercise with sodium hyaluronatetherapy), the control group (merely sodium hyaluronate injection therapy), and the physiotherapy group (paraffinotherapy, drug-iontophoresis with pulse magnetic field and high frequency electro microwave therapy). The efficacies of three groups were then compared.
Results: The pain of the knee joint, the function of knee joint and low-limb muscle force were clearly improved in all three groups after the treatment for5 weeks. There was a remarkable difference between among three groups as compared to the the data before the treatment (P < 0.05). Efficacy in the observation group was significantly better than that of the control group and the physiotherapy group with statistical significance in the inter-group difference (P < 0.05).
Conclusions: The therapy with variable velocity and resistance muscle strength training exercise and the aid ofsodium hyaluronate reveals a fairly good effect on knee osteoarthritis caused by tennis training, which is worthy for wide application and promotion in the future.
Variable velocity and resistance muscle strength training exercise, Sodium hyaluronate, Knee osteoarthritis, Rehabilitation efficacy