Rheumatology International

, Volume 28, Issue 10, pp 995–1000 | Cite as

Evaluation of knee proprioception and effects of proprioception exercise in patients with benign joint hypermobility syndrome

  • Nilay SahinEmail author
  • Akin Baskent
  • Aysegul Cakmak
  • Ali Salli
  • Hatice Ugurlu
  • Ender Berker
Original Article


The first aim is to show if there is a disorder in proprioception in cases with benign joint hypermobility syndrome (BJHS) when compared to healthy subjects. The second aim is to evaluate the effect of proprioception exercise in BJHS cases. To evaluate the proprioceptive sensibility of the knee joint with 40 BJHS and 30 healthy subjects enrolled in the study. Then, cases with BJHS were randomized into two groups; proprioceptive exercises were applied to 15 patients for 8 weeks in clinic and 25 patients were taken as controls. Outcome measures included proprioceptive sensation, AIMS2 and VAS. Proprioception is significantly impaired in cases with BJHS. In BJHS group, significant decreases in VAS levels were detected in cases who did exercise compared with cases who did not, and statistically significant improvements were detected in occupational activity. For this reason proprioception exercises cause decrease in pain and improvement of functional status in BJHS group.


Proprioception Hypermobility syndrome Exercise Knee Isokinetic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nilay Sahin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Akin Baskent
    • 2
  • Aysegul Cakmak
    • 2
  • Ali Salli
    • 1
  • Hatice Ugurlu
    • 1
  • Ender Berker
    • 3
  1. 1.Meram Faculty of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation DepartmentSelcuk UniversityMeram/KonyaTurkey
  2. 2.Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation DepartmentIstanbul UniversityCapa/IstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation DepartmentVehbi Koc Foundation, American HospitalNisantasi/IstanbulTurkey

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