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[Purpose] This study was performed to examine the effects of subacute physical therapy (PT) on activities of daily living (ADL), quality of life, and geriatric aspects of patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty (TKA) or total hip arthroplasty (THA). [Subjects] The subjects were TKA (n=56) and THA (n=39) patients who received PT on the first day of(More)
BACKGROUND The study aimed to examine whether the improvement in gait function after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) correlated with the amount of physical activity and whether both gait self-efficacy and gait function are predictors of the amount of physical activity up to 6 months after surgery. METHODS Eighty-one patients were tested preoperatively and(More)
The changes in muscle composition and its heterogeneity during aging are associated with muscle weakness in elderly persons independent of decreases in muscle mass or muscle thickness (MT). Both the assessment of echo intensity (EI) with ultrasound imaging and the evaluation of the extracellular water/intracellular water (ECW/ICW) ratio with segmental(More)
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