Comparison of knee proprioception during the three trimesters of pregnancy

Deepa Abichandani, Vanshika Gupta

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Background: Proprioception is seen to decline during pregnancy.

Purpose: To compare knee joint proprioception during three trimesters of pregnancy.

Methods: 36 pregnant women, 12 from each trimester, from Obstetric and Gynecological OPD of D.Y Patil Hospital, Navi Mumbai. Proprioception was assessed with digital inclinometer.

Results: There was statistical significant difference of 2.75 between 1st and 2nd trimester and 2.48 between 1st and 3rd trimester at 30 degree knee flexion. While statistically significant difference of 2.82 was between 1st and 2nd trimester at 60 degree knee flexion.

Conclusion: Knee joint position sense was found to decline over three trimesters of pregnancy.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberNOV162385
Pages (from-to)223-227
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Science and Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016


  • Proprioception
  • Pregnancy
  • Trimesters
  • Knee joint
  • Inclinotrac


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