International Journal of
Medicine and Medical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Med. Med. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9723
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJMMS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 510

Full Length Research Paper

Whole-body vibration and benefits for people with osteoarthritis: A systematic review

Pedro Ronikeile da Costa*
  • Pedro Ronikeile da Costa*
  • Departamento de Biofísica e Biometria, Instituto de Biologia Roberto Alcantara Gomes, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
  • Google Scholar
Danúbia da Cunha Sá-Caputo
  • Danúbia da Cunha Sá-Caputo
  • Mestrado Profissional em Saúde, Medicina Laboratorial e Tecnologia Forense, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
  • Google Scholar
Adriano Arnóbio
  • Adriano Arnóbio
  • Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Médicas, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
  • Google Scholar
Rafaelle Pacheco
  • Rafaelle Pacheco
  • Departamento de Biofísica e Biometria, Instituto de Biologia Roberto Alcantara Gomes, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
  • Google Scholar
Cristiane Kutter
  • Cristiane Kutter
  • Departamento de Biofísica e Biometria, Instituto de Biologia Roberto Alcantara Gomes, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
  • Google Scholar
Rebeca Costa
  • Rebeca Costa
  • Mestrado Profissional em Saúde, Medicina Laboratorial e Tecnologia Forense, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
  • Google Scholar
Paula Mantilla Giehl
Dulciane Nunes Paiva
  • Dulciane Nunes Paiva
  • Universidade Santa Cruz do Sul, Santa Cruz do Sul, RS, Brasil.
  • Google Scholar
Pedro Jesus Marin
  • Pedro Jesus Marin
  • Laboratory of Physiology, European University Miguel de Cervantes, Valladolid, Spain.
  • Google Scholar
Jay R. Salmon
  • Jay R. Salmon
  • Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida, USA;
  • Google Scholar
Mark Tillman
  • Mark Tillman
  • Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, Troy University, USA
  • Google Scholar
Mario Bernardo-Filho
  • Mario Bernardo-Filho
  • Departamento de Biofísica e Biometria, Instituto de Biologia Roberto Alcantara Gomes, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
  • Google Scholar


  •  Received: 25 March 2014
  •  Accepted: 20 August 2014
  •  Published: 30 September 2014

Abstract

 

Whole body vibration (WBV) can be an important tool to treat patients with osteoarthritis (OA). The purpose of this study was to systematically review published research concerning the use of WBV in people with OA. In PubMed and Scopus, the number of publications (NP) is respectively to the keywords arthrosis, 289,586 and 10,569, osteoarthrosis, 299,158 and 3,952, arthritis, 251,453 and 236,849 and osteoarthritis, 56,323 and 80,008. Putting together the information found in the analyzed 4 papers, the numbers of subjects were ranging from 15 to 52 and frequencies ranging from 24 to 40 Hz. Self-report of the status of disease (WOMAC) was used in 2 papers, while the pain levels were evaluated by the visual analog scale (VAS) in 2 papers. Different tests were used in these studies, as (i) TUG, (ii) step test, (iii) 20-meter walk test, (iv) timed get up and go test (TGUG), (v) chair stand test (CST), (vi) 6-minute walk test (6MWT), (vii) knee muscle strength (extension/flexion) and (viii) proprioception (threshold for detection of passive movement (TDPM) to evaluate the effects promoted by the exercises due to the WBV. In conclusion, these studies indicate that the WBV could bring some benefits to patients with OA.

 

Key words: Osteoarthrosis, arthrosis, arthritis, PubMed, Scopus, whole body vibration, oscillating/vibratory platform.

Abbreviation

 

OA, Osteoarthritis; ECM, cartilaginous extracellular matrix; NP, number of publications; NSAIDs, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs; ROM, range of motion; WBV, whole body vibration; WBVT, whole body vibration training.