Role of exercise in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis

  • KL Koh


Mrs. Z is a 56 years old Malay housewife with the past historyof gastric ulcer and ischaemic heart disease presented withbilateral knee pain of gradual onset for the past 5 months.The pain is described as dull aching, increasingly in severityuntil that she is unable to walk and it worsened in the eveningand after activity. She does not recall any injury to her knee,no morning stiffness and no pain in the other joint. Sheconsulted a private GP recently and was given ibuprofen.However, she was unable to tolerate this due to the gastricpain. During this current consultation, she was givenparacetamol and was referred to physiotherapy for furtheradvice on exercise. (copied from article)


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KohK. (2008). Role of exercise in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. Malaysian Family Physician, 3(3), 1. Retrieved from
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