Journal of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 402--406

Comparison of effectiveness of hold-relax technique and maitlandfs mobilization in improving range of motion in posttraumatic stiffness of knee joint


Swapna Jawade1, GG Vardharajulu2, Namrata Naidu3 
1 Department of Musculoskeletol, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Krishna College of Physiotherapy, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Musculoskeletol, Physioved Clinic, Ambarnath, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Swapna Jawade
Department of Musculoskeletol, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra
India

Aims: This study aims to compare the effectiveness of Hold-Relax technique and Maitland's Mobilization in improving range of motion (ROM) in posttraumatic stiffness of knee joint. Materials and Methods: This was a randomized interventional comparative study with 30 subjects with posttraumatic stiffness of knee joint with restricted range of knee flexion were randomly allotted into two groups: Group A was given Hold-Relax technique and Group B was given Maitland's Mobilization consisted of Grade 3 posterior glide along with paraffin wax bath and isometric exercises of quadriceps and hamstring as a common baseline treatment for 5 days per week for 4 weeks. The baseline outcome measure was active knee flexion ROM measured by universal Goniometer before and after 4 weeks interventions. Results: Statistical analysis of data was done using paired t-test and unpaired t-test. Paired t-test showed that statistically significant increase in active knee flexion ROM in both the groups. On comparing by unpaired t-test it was found that both the techniques are equally effective in improving ROM. Conclusion: Both the Hold-Relax technique and Maitland's Mobilization are equally effective, in improving the knee flexion ROM.


How to cite this article:
Jawade S, Vardharajulu G G, Naidu N. Comparison of effectiveness of hold-relax technique and maitlandfs mobilization in improving range of motion in posttraumatic stiffness of knee joint.J Datta Meghe Inst Med Sci Univ 2020;15:402-406


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Jawade S, Vardharajulu G G, Naidu N. Comparison of effectiveness of hold-relax technique and maitlandfs mobilization in improving range of motion in posttraumatic stiffness of knee joint. J Datta Meghe Inst Med Sci Univ [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Apr 20 ];15:402-406
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