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

Sahin N., Baskent A., Cakmak A., Salli A., Ugurlu H., BERKER E.

RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, vol.28, no.10, pp.995-1000, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00296-008-0566-z
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.995-1000
  • Keywords: proprioception, hypermobility syndrome, exercise, knee, isokinetic, DEFICIENT KNEE, OSTEOARTHRITIS, PAIN
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


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.