An eccentrically biased rehabilitation program early after TKA surgery

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Health
Department Physical Therapy
Creator Marcus, Robin
Other Author Yoshida, Yuri; Meier, Whitney; Peters, Christopher L.; LaStayo, Paul C.
Title An eccentrically biased rehabilitation program early after TKA surgery
Date 2011
Description Rehabilitation services are less-studied aspects of the management following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) despite long-term suboptimal physical functioning and chronic deficits in muscle function. This paper describes the preliminary findings of a six-week (12 session) eccentrically-biased rehabilitation program targeted at deficits in physical function and muscle function, initiated one month following surgery. A quasiexperimental, one group, pretest-posttest study with thirteen individuals (6 female, 7 male; mean age 57 ? 7 years) examined the effectiveness of an eccentrically-biased rehabilitation program. The program resulted in improvements in the primary physical function endpoints (SF-36 physical component summary and the six-minute walk test) with increases of 59% and 47%, respectively. Muscle function endpoints (knee extension strength and power) also increased 107% and 93%, respectively. Eccentrically-biased exercise used as an addition to rehabilitation may help amplify and accelerate physical function following TKA surgery.
Type Text
Publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation
First Page 1
Last Page 10
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Marcus, R., Yoshida, Y., Meier, W., Peters, C. L., & LaStayo, P. C. (2011). An eccentrically biased rehabilitation program early after TKA surgery. Arthritis, 2011, Article ID 353149, 1-10
Rights Management © Marcus, R., Yoshida, Y., Meier, W., Peters, C. L., & LaStayo, P. C.: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode
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ARK ark:/87278/s6794nwt
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
ID 703815
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6794nwt
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