Written by Mohammad Sadegh Ghasemi, Naser Dehghan
Parent Category: Year 2015, Volume 7
Category: Year 2015, Volume 7, Issue 6, October 2015
Background: Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most common disorders of the knee. Conservative approaches, as well as surgery, can decrease pain and the syndrome’s progress effectively.
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of neoprene palumbo orthosis (NPO) and Genu direxa stable orthosis (GDSO) on pain and the activities of daily living (ADL).
Methods: Thirty patients (males, ages 18 to 40) participated in this randomized blinded clinical trial. All of them were diagnosed with patella femoral pain syndrome. The participants were divided randomly into two groups of 15, with one group using neoprene palumbo (intervention group) and the other group using Genu direxa stable orthoses (control group). Using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and the Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS), pain intensity and activities of daily living (ADL) and joint stiffness were analyzed before treatment and after three weeks of treatment. Data were analyzed using paired samples t-test and independent samples t-test.
Results: Both orthoses reduced the patients’ pain. Both group showed meaningful improvement in pain reduction and ADL increase after using orthosis in each group. In comparing the variables, no significant differences were found between pain severity and ADL (p = 0.592, p = 0.887). In both groups, the mean of pain severity was different before, during, and after using orthosis (p < 0.05).
Conclusion: The results of this study indicated that Neoprene palumbo and genudirexa stable orthoses improved the signs of patello femoral pain syndrome, including pain intensity and ADL.
Trial registration: The trial was registered at the Iranian Registry of Clinical Trials (http://www.irct.ir) and Current Controlled Trials IRCT138810112946N1.
Fund: Funding for the research was provided by the Iran University of Medical and Health Services (NO: 89325-34).
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Keywords: neoprene palumbo orthosis, Genu direxa stable orthosis, patellofemoral pain syndrome
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