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Conclusive evidence has established the overall benefits of exercise in patients with lower limb osteoarthritis (OA).
Although there are no distinct differences in the benefit estimates of different types of exercises, those designed to improve strength, flexibility and aerobic capacity seem to provide the most benefit to patients with lower limb OA.
Therapeutic exercise is an integral component of conservative OA management and is universally recommended by current clinical guidelines.1–3 However, when it comes to choosing which types of exercises are best, the evidence is limited and inconclusive. The review by Uthman …
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