Effects of physical therapy on patients with Kashin-Beck disease in Tibet

Int Orthop. 2001;25(3):191-3. doi: 10.1007/s002640000206.


A clinical trial of physical therapy treatment for patients suffering from Kashin-Beck disease (KBD) has been carried out in Tibet. One-hundred and thirty-five patients with Kashin-Beck disease were allocated to either physical therapy (72 patients) or prescription of multivitamins (63 patients). The patients were followed for 4 years. This study suggested a beneficial effect of physical treatment.

Un traitement de kinésithérapie a été proposé à des patients souffrant de la maladie de Kashin-Beck (KBD) au Tibet. 135 patients souffrant de la maladie de Kashin-Beck ont été suivi durant 4 ans. 72 d'entre eux ont bénéficié d'un traitement de kinésithérapie tandis que 63 patients n'ont reçu que des multivitamines. Les conclusions de cette étude suggèrent un effet bénéfique du traitement de kinésithérapie.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Ankle Joint / physiopathology
  • Exercise Therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Osteoarthritis / physiopathology
  • Osteoarthritis / rehabilitation*
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Tibet