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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 53-59

Effect of pulsed ultrasound versus low level laser therapy on Swelling of Knee Hemoarthrosis in Hemophilic children


Department of Physical Therapy for Disturbance of Growth and Development in Pediatrics and its Surgeries, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

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Alaa R Morgan
Department of Physical Therapy for Disturbance of Growth and Development in Pediatrics and its Surgeries, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Cairo, 11731
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/bfpt.bfpt_10_17

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Background Pulsed ultrasound (PUS) and low-level laser therapy (LLT) have effects in treating swelling in knee hemarthrosis of hemophilic children as they play an important role in decreasing swelling and improving muscle function. Aim The aim was to compare the effect of PUS versus low-level laser in the modulation of swelling and range of motion in patients with knee hemarthrosis in hemophilic children (after 3 successive months of treatment). Settings and design A total of 40 hemophilic patients with knee hemarthrosis from both sexes were selected from the outpatient clinic of the Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University and ElBhose Center, with age ranging from 9 to 14 years. They were divided randomly into two groups (group A and group B). Patients and methods Both groups received selected physical therapy program (stretching and strengthening exercises) three times per week for 3 months. Group A received PUS whereas group B received LLT in addition to the same program given to both groups. Results Results have shown that there was a significant reduction of swelling and significant improvement in most of the measured variables of the two groups (P<0.005), with significant improvement in favor of group A. Conclusion It may be concluded that PUS is more effective than LLT in reducing joint swelling and increasing the range of motion in knee hemarthrosis of hemophilic children.


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