The difference between actual and prescribed weight bearing of total hip patients with a trochanteric osteotomy: long-term vertical force measurements inside and outside the hospital.

@article{Hurkmans2007TheDB,
  title={The difference between actual and prescribed weight bearing of total hip patients with a trochanteric osteotomy: long-term vertical force measurements inside and outside the hospital.},
  author={Henri L P Hurkmans and Johannes B. J. Bussmann and Ruud W. Selles and Eric Benda and Henk J. Stam and Jan A. N. Verhaar},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2007},
  volume={88 2},
  pages={200-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether patients load the operated leg at a prescribed weight-bearing target load during postoperative recovery. DESIGN A descriptive prospective study. SETTING Orthopedic clinic and patients' homes. PARTICIPANTS Fifty patients who had undergone total hip arthroplasty (THA) with trochanteric osteotomy. INTERVENTION Patients were verbally instructed by a physical therapist to perform partial weight bearing at a 10% body weight (BW) target load (n=33) or at a 50% BW… CONTINUE READING
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