Outcome of patients after lower limb fracture with partial weight bearing postoperatively treated with or without anti-gravity treadmill (alter G®) during six weeks of rehabilitation – a protocol of a prospective randomized trial

  title={Outcome of patients after lower limb fracture with partial weight bearing postoperatively treated with or without anti-gravity treadmill (alter G{\textregistered}) during six weeks of rehabilitation – a protocol of a prospective randomized trial},
  author={Ralf Henkelmann and Sebastian Schneider and Daniel M{\"u}ller and Ralf Herbert Gahr and Christoph Josten and J{\"o}rg B{\"o}hme},
  journal={BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders},
BackgroundPartial or complete immobilization leads to different adjustment processes like higher risk of muscle atrophy or a decrease of general performance. The present study is designed to prove efficacy of the anti-gravity treadmill (alter G®) compared to a standard rehabilitation protocol in patients with tibial plateau (group 1)or ankle fractures (group 2) with six weeks of partial weight bearing of 20 kg.Methods and DesignThis prospective randomized study will include a total of 60… Expand
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