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Closed kinetic chain exercise versus Russian current stimulation in rehabilitation of colles’ fracture

Emad Eldin 1*


Objective: This study compared the effects of closed kinetic chain exercise and Russian current stimulation on pain, functional disability, wrist range of motion (ROM) and grip strength in patients with colles’ fracture.
Methods: Forty-five patients with stable colles’ fractures are randomly classified into three groups with fifteen patients in each group; Group I received traditional exercise in the form of; Mobilization, stretching exercises, range of motion exercises (passive and active) and
edema control of the wrist joint. Group II stimulated by electrical Russian current in addition to traditional exercise. Group III received closed kinetic chain exercise (wall press, plyometric wall push up, Quadruped rhythmic stabilization, and Push up exercises) plus traditional exercise. All outcome measures including Pain, function, Wrist ROM, and grip strength were evaluated before and after the
treatment program.
Results: Improvements of outcome measures showed that group II who received electrical Russian current stimulation has high statistical significant than Group I and Group III (p<0.05).
Conclusion: The finding of the study revealed that stimulation of wrist flexors by Russian current in addition to a traditional exercise program was more effective than exercise alone after colles’ fracture.


Colles’ Fracture; Closed kinetic chain exercise; Russian current

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