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Aktiv rehabilitering med fokus på isokinetisk träning för nyopererade knäprotespatienter: En pilot studie på en rehabiliteringsklinik i Schweiz
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Knee replacement often improves the quality of life for those patients with protracted pain. Particularly patients with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid disorders or those with threatened walking ability receive a new knee. Surgical results are often very good, certainly from the aspect of pain relief, but many patients live with permanent power deficits and disabilities in their new joint. Active rehabilitation for these patients is a deliberated theme and shows good results. Early strength training, on the other hand, is not jet established. Isokinetic exercise for these patients means an isolated training of the thigh muscles at a constant speed. The method allows training of the knee muscles in extension and flexion without overloading the joint. The aim of this study is to investigate the utility of active rehabilitation with isokinetic training for patients with a recently operated knee replacement. The study analyses 7 patients who have chosen to be rehabilitated at a clinic where isokinetic exercise is a part of the treatment. In addition to this, the patients performed aqua jogging, cycling, stair walking and lymphatic drainage. Mobility Measurements, pain assessment and power tests examined at the beginning and end out of the study. The patients improved their mobility of the knee joint and decreased pain perception during the study. The power of the thigh muscles increased during the study. The pain assessments in the knee joint decreased. This study indicates that active rehabilitation with isokinetic exercise may promote rehabilitation for knee replacement patients. The results of this study build a base for future controlled studies about this method.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Medicin, Knäprotes, artroplastik, isokinetisk träning, rehabilitering, sjukgymnastik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-46420Local ID: 40ff1595-9e68-4e83-9a88-40ca71e10375OAI: diva2:1019734
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Physiotherapy, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20130206 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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