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The influence of diabetes mellitus on joint mobility
Iwona Petrulewicz-Salamon
Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2006; 8(5):555-565
ICID: 466864
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 6.71
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Background. Limited joint mobility (LJM) is a common but seldom diagnosed musculoskeletal complication of diabetes. The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence of LJM among Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics and the relationship of LJM to age, duration of the disease, control of diabetes, and mobility of the wrist.
Material and methods. Joint mobility was assessed in 77 type 1 diabetics and 111 type 2 using the „prayer sign” and „table sign.” The subjects were also examined for active flexion of the wrist. The relationship between LJM and these parameters was analyzed, using the G test, the Lilliefor test, t-Student, t-Welch, and U-Mann-Whitney.
Results. LJM is a common symptom (40.26% in Type 1, 67.67% in Type 2) and sometimes the first clinically apparent complication of diabetes in youth and adults. In Type 2 patients LJM was significantly more often diagnosed (p

ICID 466864
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