New approach for the rehabilitation of patients following total knee arthroplasty

Avi Elbaz, Eytan M. Debbi, Ganit Segal, Amit Mor, Yaron Bar-Ziv, Steven Velkes, Vadim Benkovich, Nadav Shasha, Ronit Shoham-Blonder, Ronen Debi

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Abstract

Purpose: To investigate the effect of a biomechanical therapy on gait, function and clinical condition in patients following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Methods: Seventeen TKA patients participated in the study. Patients received a biomechanical therapy AposTherapy). Patients underwent a gait test, clinical examination and an assessment of pain, function and quality of life (QOL). Patients were examined again at one, three and six month follow-ups. Results: A significant improvement over time was found in most gait measurements. Significant improvements were also found in pain, function and QOL. Conclusions: The examined biomechanical therapy may help in the rehabilitation process following TKA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-77
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arthroplasty
  • Gait
  • Knee
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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