Oefentherapie bij artrose van de heup of knie.

Translated title of the contribution: [Exercise therapy in hip or knee osteoarthritis].

Joost Dekker*, Wilfred Peter, Marike van der Leeden, Willem F. Lems

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

"Exercise is medicine": exercise therapy reduces pain and activity limitations in osteoarthritis of the knee and is likely to have the same effects in osteoarthritis of the hip. Further research into exercise therapy is needed, since disease-modifying drugs are not available, pain medication can cause side effects, and surgical interventions are preferably applied in an advanced stage of disease. Classical exercise therapy is aimed at improving muscle strength, aerobic capacity, range of joint motion, and training of walking and activities of daily living. New modalities of targeted exercise therapy are currently being developed, aimed at the correction of low levels of activity and to correct instability of the knee. Weight loss, preferably combined with exercise therapy, reduces pain and activity limitations in osteoarthritis patients who are overweight. Modalities of exercise therapy adapted to comorbid conditions are currently being developed.

Original languageDutch
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume155
Issue number30-31
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011

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