To study the effects of knee osteoarthritis on hip flexibility among elders.
Keywords:Elderly, Flexibility, Knee Osteoarthritis, Modified Thomas Test, Osteoarthritis
Objectives: To determine the effect of knee osteoarthritis on hip flexibility by using Modified Thomas Test. Study Design: Observational study. Setting: Department of Physiotherapy and Orthopedic, Shalamar Hospital, Lahore. Period: 1 July 2021 to 31 December 2021. Material & Methods: This study recruited 40 participants of either sex, age between 30- 70 years. Results: The response of study was 100%. Frequency of females with osteoarthritis was 82.5 males was 17.5%. Among the patients 33 were females and 7 were males. T-Test was performed for parameters of age in years, height in inches, weights in kgs for females and males. The mean age was 51.79±9.303 years for female and 55.43±8.404 years for male. Weight in kgs for female was 76.03±9.133 and for male was 94.57±20.911. In T test the height in inches for female was 61.45±2.399 and for male was 65.57±3.735. The co-relation between hip flexibility and knee osteoarthritis was moderately significant and flexibility was reduced because of osteoarthritis. Conclusion: It was concluded that hip flexibility is reduced with osteoarthritis of knee joint and due to reduced mobility of hip joint routine daily activities of patient was hampered.
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