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ACE Report #10867
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Increased improvement in knee osteoarthritis pain with patellar mobilization and daily VMO exercise


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Clinic-Based Patellar Mobilization Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Ann Fam Med. 2018 Nov;16(6):521-529. doi: 10.1370/afm.2320

Contributing Authors: YH Chan KD Reeves RW Sit KK Chan SY Wong VC Chung BH Yip D Zou DCC Chan DD Zhang

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Synopsis

208 patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomized to a combined intervention which consisted of three sessions of patellar mobilization and daily home-based nonloaded vastus medialis oblique exercise over 6 months, or to wait-list control for 6 months. Patients were assessed for outcomes related to change in Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) scores, VAS pai...

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