A specific arm-interval exercise program could improve the health status and walking ability of elderly patients after total hip arthroplasty: a pilot study.

@article{Maire2004ASA,
  title={A specific arm-interval exercise program could improve the health status and walking ability of elderly patients after total hip arthroplasty: a pilot study.},
  author={J{\'e}r{\^o}me Maire and Anne-Françoise Faillenet-Maire and C{\'e}line Grange and Benoit M. Dugu{\'e} and Nicolas R Tordi and Bernard Parratte and Jean-denis Rouillon},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={
          92-4
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the influence of an arm-interval exercise program for the upper limbs on health status and walking ability in elderly patients after total hip arthroplasty. DESIGN A randomized controlled investigation. After surgery, a control group started a general rehabilitation program, and a training group combined it with an arm-interval exercise program. SUBJECTS Fourteen patients (age 75.1 +/- 4.8 years) were randomly assigned to the control group (n = 7) and the training… CONTINUE READING

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