Relevance of orthostatic posturography for clinical evaluation of hip and knee joint arthroplasty patients.

@article{Quagliarella2011RelevanceOO,
  title={Relevance of orthostatic posturography for clinical evaluation of hip and knee joint arthroplasty patients.},
  author={Livio Quagliarella and Nicola Sasanelli and Vito Monaco and Giuseppe Belgiovine and Antonio Spinarelli and Angela Notarnicola and Luigi Moretti and Blanca Moretti},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={49-54}
}
In order to verify whether orthostatic posturography (OP) can support clinical assessment of total hip (THA) and knee arthroplasty (TKA), 81 subjects with THA and 100 with TKA were recruited and compared with 59 healthy volunteers. All patients were tested one or two days prior to surgery; 42 subjects (20 THA and 22 TKA) were tested again after six months, and 34 (14 THA and 20 TKA) yet again after 12 months. OP was performed using a Kistler 9286A piezoelectric force plate and the following… CONTINUE READING

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