Feb 7, 2004

Comparison of two different rehabilitation programmes for thrust plate prosthesis: a randomized controlled study

Clinical Rehabilitation
Bayram UnverSalih Angin


Weight bearing after total hip arthroplasty is postponed in order to prevent early loosening, but this negatively affects the rehabilitation programme. For the force transfer characteristics of thrust plate prosthesis (TPP), a new type of hip prosthesis used without cement is similar to the normal hip. We evaluated the possibilities of early weight bearing after TPP by comparing early partial with early full weight bearing. Randomized controlled study. Department of orthopaedics and traumatology in a university hospital. Sixty hips of 51 patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty with TPP were randomly assigned into two groups. Both groups received accelerated rehabilitation programmes: group 1 with early partial weight bearing and group 2 with early full weight bearing. Patients were evaluated by a blind observer preoperatively, at three months after surgery by clinical (measurement of range of hip motion (universal goniometry), muscle strength (Manual Muscle Test), functional test (6-minute walk test), hip function (Harris Hip Scoring System)) and radiographical parameters and one year after surgery by clinical (Harris Hip Scoring System) and radiographical parameters. Group 2 performed transfer activities earlier, had mor...Continue Reading

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Hip Joint Implantable Prostheses (Device)
Hip Region Structure
Oxford Grading Scale for Muscle Strength
Total Hip Replacement
6-Minute Walk Test
Muscle Strength
Prosthesis Design

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