Use of virtual reality in musculoskeletal conditions - Examining the evidence

Shreya S. Prasanna, Christopher J. Pate, Christopher A. Goodart, Sandeep K. Subramanian

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Abstract

We examined the effectiveness of virtual reality (VR) platforms in the rehabilitation of common musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, shoulder pain, low back pain, ankle and wrist injuries. A systematic review was conducted using standard methodology. The Downs and Black Questionnaire helped assess study quality. Effect sizes helped quantify intervention effectiveness. Seven studies met the inclusion criteria. The studies described VR interventions in a variety of conditions such as low back pain, ankle sprains, post total knee replacement, carpal tunnel syndrome and shoulder pain. The quality of retrieved studies ranged from poor to good. Effect sizes ranged from 0.15 to 0.9. Despite limited evidence, use of VR in musculoskeletal conditions looks promising.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICVR 2019 - International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728112855
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2019
Event2019 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2019 - Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: Jul 21 2019Jul 24 2019

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR
Volume2019-July
ISSN (Electronic)2331-9569

Conference

Conference2019 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2019
CountryIsrael
CityTel Aviv
Period7/21/197/24/19

Keywords

  • musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • systematic review
  • virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Prasanna, S. S., Pate, C. J., Goodart, C. A., & Subramanian, S. K. (2019). Use of virtual reality in musculoskeletal conditions - Examining the evidence. In ICVR 2019 - International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation [8994562] (International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR; Vol. 2019-July). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICVR46560.2019.8994562