Comparison Between Mobilization With Movement And Ultrasound In Patients With De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

Vol 4 | Issue 2 | July-Dec 2019 | page: 11-15  | Pranita Rajendra Jaiswal, Ravinder Kaur Mahapatra, Nilima Bedekar, Ashok Shyam, Parag Sancheti.

Authors: Pranita Rajendra Jaiswal [1], Ravinder Kaur Mahapatra [1], Nilima Bedekar [1], Ashok Shyam [2], Parag Sancheti [2]

[1] Sancheti College of Physiotherapy, Shivajinagar, Pune, India.
[2] Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and rehabilitation Shivajinagar, Pune, India.

Address of Correspondenc
Dr. Ravinder Kaur Mahapatra,
Sancheti College of Physiotherapy, Shivajinagar, Pune, India.


Study objective: To find the additive effect of Mobilization with movement (MWM) and Ultrasound (US) as an adjunct to the conventional therapy in De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis and compare the results.
Methods: Thirty Subjects, diagnosed with DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis were included. Subjects were then randomly allotted into two group ‘A’ and group B.
Group A received Mulligan’s MWM for wrist and 1st Carpometacarpal (CMC) joint and conventional therapy for 6 days.
Group ‘B’ received Pulsed ultrasound and conventional therapy for 6 days.
Results: Both groups showed significant (p=0.00) improvement in VAS, ROM, grip and pinch Strength and Michigan Scale post treatment. However, group A (Mulligan’s MWM) showed significant improvement in VAS (p value<0.05), Pinch Strength (p<0.05) and Michigan Scale (p value =0.00) as compared to group B (Ultrasound).
Conclusion: This study concluded that, both group A and group B were effective in reducing pain, increasing ROM, pinch and grip strength and improving functional outcome of the patient. However, on comparison Mulligan’s MWM showed more significant improvement than ultrasound.
Keywords: Grip strength, pinch strength, 1st CMC, MWM, US, hand.


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How to Cite this Article: Jaiswal P R, Mahapatra R K, Bedekar N, Shyam A, Sancheti P. Comparison Between Mobilization With Movement And Ultrasound In Patients With De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis. Journal of Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation 2019 July-Dec; 4(2): 11-15.

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