Balance and gait in total hip replacement: a pilot study Updated 7/9/09 Link http://www.accelerated-learning-online.com/research/balance-gait-total-hip-replacement-pilot-study.asp
Published 2003Sep in Journal: Am J Phys Med Rehabil (Language : eng)Nallegowda M, Singh U, Bhan S, Wadhwa S, Handa G, Dwivedi SN
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
Evaluation of balance, gait changes, sexual functions, and activities of daily living in patients with total hip replacement in comparison with healthy subjects……Compared with the healthy age- and sex-matched controls, patients with total hip replacement did not have any proprioceptive deficit. Patients required extrasensory input, and there was a delayed motor response. Gait and dynamic balance results also indicated the motor deficit and required a compensatory strategy. Restoration of the postural control in these patients is thus essential. Necessary training is required for balance, gait, and activities of daily living, and proper sexual counseling is necessary in postoperative care.