Is exercise effective treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee?

  title={Is exercise effective treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee?},
  author={Robert J Petrella},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  volume={34 5},
OBJECTIVE To review and determine the effectiveness of exercise treatment in osteoarthritis of the knee. METHODS A computerised literature search of Medline was carried out searching between June 1966 and January 2000. RESULTS Twenty three randomised controlled trials were identified from the literature. Only three trials were sufficiently powered. Small to moderate beneficial effects of exercise treatment were found for pain, small beneficial effects on disability outcome measures, and… CONTINUE READING

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