A Study to Assess the Effect of Dynamic Traction on Osteoarthritis of Knee

  • Maitreyi Kamble Krishna College of Physiotherapy, KVV, Karad, Maharashtra, India.
  • Mandar Malawade HOD, Department of Pediatric Physiotherapy, Krishna College of Physiotherapy, KVV, Karad, Maharashtra, India.
Keywords: Arthritis, Osteoarthritis of Knee, Pain, Conventional Therapy, Dynamic Traction


Introduction: The most common problem faced by today’s sedentary lifestyle is a degenerative change that starts taking place in the most common joint i.e. knee joint. Such a degenerative condition in this joint is called osteoarthritis of the knee. The studies suggest that traction assists in circulation and also helps in decreasing the concentration of noxious irritants. Thus, in this study, dynamic traction has been used and its effects have been studied.

Method: The study was conducted on 96 people who were having osteoarthritis of the knee within the grade range of 1 and 2. The participants were given patient consent forms before beginning the study. They were divided into two different groups of the same size, i.e. Group A and Group B. Pre and post-examinations were conducted for both groups.

Results: On the basis of the statistical analysis, the outcome indicated that the experimental group in which dynamic traction was used achieved better results in their condition than the other group.

Conclusion: The study guides us to the conclusion that the use of dynamic traction is beneficial and more effective in the condition of knee osteoarthritis as compared to conventional methods.

How to cite this article:
Kamble M, Malawade M. A Study to Assess the Effect of Dynamic Traction on Osteoarthritis of Knee. Chettinad Health City Med J. 2023;12(2):15-20.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24321/2278.2044.202322

Author Biography

Mandar Malawade, HOD, Department of Pediatric Physiotherapy, Krishna College of Physiotherapy, KVV, Karad, Maharashtra, India.

HOD, Department of Pediatric Physiotherapy. 


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