Osteoarthritis and Proprioception

  • Cetin Sayaca
  • Yavuz Kocabey
  • Engin Ilker Cicek


Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease that is characterized with signs and symptoms such as chronic pain, tenderness, crepitus, joint stiffness, limitation in range of motion, proprioceptive deficits, activity limitations, and disability. Proprioception can be defined as the perception of joint motion and position unconsciously or consciously. Proprioception maintains the development of motor control and reflex protection of joint against detrimental loading forces leading to cartilage abrasion. Proprioception accuracy is a modifiable problem in OA. Therapeutic approaches are shown to have evident improvements on proprioception.


Osteoarthritis Proprioception Proprioceptor Mechanoreceptor Rehabilitation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cetin Sayaca
    • 1
  • Yavuz Kocabey
    • 2
    • 3
  • Engin Ilker Cicek
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health SciencesUskudar UniversityİstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Health Services Vocational SchoolAcibadem UniversityİstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Orthopedy and Traumatology Department, Golcuk Necati Celik State HospitalTurkish Republic Health MinistryIzmıtTurkey

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