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54. Jahrestagung der Norddeutschen Orthopädenvereinigung e. V.

Norddeutsche Orthopädenvereinigung

16.06. bis 18.06.2005, Hamburg

Coordinative deficits of patients with total knee and hip arthroplasty

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  • corresponding author K. Oehlert - Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Klinik für Orthopädie, Kiel
  • J. Hassenpflug - Kiel

Norddeutsche Orthopädenvereinigung. 54. Jahrestagung der Norddeutschen Orthopädenvereinigung e.V.. Hamburg, 16.-18.06.2005. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2005. Doc05novK6.03

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Veröffentlicht: 13. Juni 2005

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Gliederung

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Introduction

After implantation of knee or hip arthroplasties patients have impaired movement patterns and their daily activities are limited. A good motor coordination is important for safe movement patterns and to prevent falls. The aim of the study was to present a test profile, which allows the evaluation of rehabilitation with regard to coordination and to evaluate coordinative abilities of patients with knee and hip arthroplasty. Furthermore, we compared these results to age-matched healthy individuals.

Material and Methods

We measured the coordinative abilities of 82 arthroplasty patients 3-6 months after implantation and 82 age-matched healthy individuals with a special test profile for arthroplasty patients. The test profile consists of the Biodex Stability System® and two coordinative tests.

Results

Significant differences in the coordinative abilities between arthroplasty patients and age-matched healthy probands were observed. The arthroplasty patients have deficits in both the motoric tests and the Biodex Stability System®.

Discussion

In the late period of rehabilitation coordinative deficits exist in comparison to healthy individuals. Rehabilitation outcome with regard to coordination becomes measurable. It is important to integrate a special coordinative training program in rehabilitation programs after knee or hip arthroplasty.