Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 5

Tele-rehabilitation and its Efficacy in Knee Osteoarthritis - Pilot Study

Shilpi Pal1 and Manashi Dey2*

1Assistant Professor, Vydehi Institute of Physiotherapy, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bengaluru, Rajiv Gandhi University and Health Sciences, Bengaluru, India
2Course Coordinator, Vydehi Institute of Physiotherapy, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bengaluru, Rajiv Gandhi University and Health Sciences, Bengaluru, India

*Corresponding Author: Manashi Dey, Course Coordinator, Vydehi Institute of Physiotherapy, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bengaluru, Rajiv Gandhi University and Health Sciences, Bengaluru, India.

Received: March 21, 2022; Published: April 08, 2022


Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common, chronic and degenerative musculoskeletal joint disease/condition spread worldwide. Characterized by degeneration of cartilage and its underlying bone. Progressively, there will be loss of articular cartilage and remodelling of the underlying bone. Associated with significant health and welfare costs. OA condition has a major cause of pain and joint stiffness in especially elderly group. The specific causes of OA are still unknown. The onset of the disease is gradual and usually begins after or in the 40s, favouring obesity, advancing age and female gender. At some point, everybody will be affected by primary osteoarthritis, if we all live long enough. Rapid evolution of the technology, healthcare professionals began to adapt to this new evolution and then came into the practice of Tele-rehabilitation or Tele-consultation (telephone, skype or zoom) that involves the use of information and communication technology to deliver health-care services to people remotely in their home or other setup, outside the rehabilitation clinics, which is potentially associated with geographical isolation, reduced waiting and travel time and consequently reduced treatment expenses and flexibility. Services like therapeutic interventions, remotely monitoring the progress, patient education, consultation, training and people networking. With advancement of technology and high prevalence of OA, there is need to spread awareness about the disease, its prevention, and rehabilitation in the community.

Keywords: Tele-rehabilitation; Middle-aged; Musculoskeletal Disorders; Osteoarthritis; Physical Therapy; Pain


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Citation: Shilpi Pal and Manashi Dey. “Tele-rehabilitation and its Efficacy in Knee Osteoarthritis - Pilot Study".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.5 (2022): 20-26.


Copyright: © 2022 Shilpi Pal and Manashi Dey. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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