Comparison of Immediate Effect of Two Different Maitland Mobilization Protocols on Pain and Range Of Motion in Subjects with Osteoarthritis of Knee
Priya Singh Rangey, Megha S. Sheth, Neeta J. Vyas
This experimental study was done to compare the immediate effectiveness of two different Maitland protocols on pain, pressure threshold (PPT) and range of motion (ROM) in 24 subjects with knee osteoarthritis selected according to the American College of Rheumatology criteria and randomly divided into two groups-group A and B receiving 3 repetitions of Maitland mobilization of the knee joint each of 1 minute duration and 1 repetition of 3 minutes duration respectively. Those who had recently undergone lower limb surgery, had co-existing inflammatory or neurological conditions, experienced altered sensation over the knee or exhibited cognitive difficulties were excluded. PPT and ROM were measured by pressure algometer and goniometer respectively. Level of significance was kept at 5%. Results showed statistically significant difference within both groups for both PPT (groupA p=0.002, groupB p=0.002) and ROM (groupA p=0.003, groupB p=0.003). Mann Whitney U test showed statistically significant difference between the groups for ROM (p=0.045) but no difference for PPT (p=0.356).