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Gait assessment as a functional outcome measure in total knee arthroplasty: a cross-sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, March 2015
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Title
Gait assessment as a functional outcome measure in total knee arthroplasty: a cross-sectional study
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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, March 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12891-015-0525-2
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Jeeshan Rahman, Quen Tang, Maureen Monda, Jonathan Miles, Ian McCarthy

Abstract

The aim of the study was to assess gait in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients, using a technique that can to be used on a routine basis in a busy orthopaedic clinic. A total of 103 subjects were recruited: 29 pre-op TKA patients; 17 TKA patients at 8 weeks post-op; 28 TKA patients at 52 weeks post-op; and 29 age-matched controls. Inertial measurement units (IMUs) were used to assess gait. Limb segment angles, knee angle and temporal parameters of gait were calculated. Specific gait parameters were quantified, and data analysed using MANOVA and discriminant analysis. The gait of TKA patients as a group was only slightly improved at 12 months when compared with the pre-operative group, and both groups were significantly different to controls in several variables. Knee flexion range in stance was the most important variable in discriminating between patients and controls; knee flexion range in swing was the only variable that showed a significant difference between pre- and post-operative patients. When considered individually, only 1/29 patient was within the normal range for this variable pre-operatively, but 9/28 patients were within the normal range 12 months post-operatively. Even after 12 months after surgery, many TKA patients have not improved their gait relative to pre-operative patients. Routine gait assessment may be used to guide post-operative rehabilitation, and to develop strategies to improve mobility of these patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Italy 1 1%
Unknown 89 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 19%
Student > Bachelor 17 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 18%
Researcher 11 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 5%
Other 16 18%
Unknown 9 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 27%
Engineering 22 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 2%
Other 9 10%
Unknown 16 18%

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#1,645,152
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#25
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