Does exercise confer long-term benefits to patients with osteoarthritis?
Long-term effectiveness of exercise therapy in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: A randomized controlled trial comparing two different physical therapy interventionsOsteoarthritis Cartilage. 2010 Aug;18(8):1019-26. Epub 2010 May 19.
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149 patients with osteoarthritis of knee or hip, diagnosed by the clinical criteria of American College of Rheumatology, were randomized to structured exercise therapy (behavioral graded activity) or usual exercise. At 60 month follow up, no significant long-term differences between the two forms of exercise were noticeable. However patients with Hip OA, were found to have lesser rates to opt for ...
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