Improvements in balance after total hip replacement.

  title={Improvements in balance after total hip replacement.},
  author={Malgorzata Majewski and Heike Annette Bischoff-Ferrari and Christian Gr{\"u}neberg and Walter Dick and John H. J. Allum},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={87 10},
We have investigated whether control of balance is improved during stance and gait and sit-to-stand tasks after unilateral total hip replacement undertaken for osteoarthritis of the hip. We examined 25 patients with a mean age of 67 years (sd 6.2) before and at four and 12 months after surgery and compared the findings with those of 50 healthy age-matched control subjects. For all tasks, balance was quantified using angular measurements of movement of the trunk. Before surgery, control of… CONTINUE READING
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