Influence of Whole Body Vibration Compared to Conventional Physiotherapy in Patients With Gonarthrosis

U

University of Cologne

Status

Completed

Conditions

Osteoarthritis

Treatments

Behavioral: Conventional physiotherapy
Behavioral: Whole body vibration

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01037972
Galileo
2009-017617-29 (Registry Identifier)

Details and patient eligibility

About

40 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee will be randomly assigned to conventional physiotherapy on the one and whole body vibration exercises on the other hand. The duration of the training will be 6 weeks, three times a week. The outcome will be measured by WOMAC and SF-12 scores relating to pain and quality of life. The second outcome criteria will be a motion analysis and balance testing before and after the training. The follow-up is 26 weeks.

Enrollment

40 patients

Sex

All

Ages

30 to 80 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • 30-80 years old
  • WOMAC 30-70 mm (VAS)
  • Gonarthrosis (Kellgren/Lawrence) II-III

Exclusion criteria

  • WOMAC >70 mm (VAS)
  • Endoprosthesis in lower extremity
  • BMI >40 kg/m2

Trial design

40 participants in 2 patient groups

Whole body vibration
Treatment:
Behavioral: Whole body vibration
Conventional physiotherapy
Treatment:
Behavioral: Conventional physiotherapy

Trial contacts and locations

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