Muscle strength, gait, and balance in 20 patients with hip osteoarthritis followed for 2 years after THA

@inproceedings{Rasch2010MuscleSG,
  title={Muscle strength, gait, and balance in 20 patients with hip osteoarthritis followed for 2 years after THA},
  author={Anton Rasch and Nils Dal{\'e}n and Hans E. Berg},
  booktitle={Acta orthopaedica},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with hip osteoarthritis (OA) have muscular weakness, impaired balance, and limp. Deficits in the different limb muscles and their recovery courses are largely unknown, however. We hypothesized that there is persisting muscular weakness in lower limb muscles and an impaired balance and gait 2 years after THA. PATIENTS AND METHODS 20 elderly patients with unilateral OA were assessed before, and 6 and 24 months after surgery for maximal voluntary isometric strength of hip and… CONTINUE READING

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