Effectiveness of Exercise Programs Following Total Hip and Knee Joint Arthroplasty

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Lawson Health Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01555307
First received: January 16, 2012
Last updated: March 14, 2012
Last verified: January 2012

January 16, 2012
March 14, 2012
June 2007
May 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Berg balance scale [ Time Frame: Day 0 and Week 5 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01555307 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Timed Up and go test [ Time Frame: Day 0 and Week 5 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Western Ontario McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index [ Time Frame: Day 0 and Week 5 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Activity-specific Balance Confidence Scale [ Time Frame: Day 0 and Week 5 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Force platform [ Time Frame: Week 5 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Effectiveness of Exercise Programs Following Total Hip and Knee Joint Arthroplasty
Effectiveness of Exercise Programs Following Total Hip and Knee Joint Arthroplasty

The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of balance exercises added to typical joint range of motion and muscle strengthening exercises on balance in patients following total hip or knee joint arthroplasty

Rehabilitation program following total hip and knee joint arthroplasty typically focus on joint range of motion and muscle strengthening exercises. Although the balance ability of these patients tends to be reduced, leading to limitations in mobility and activities of daily living, clinicians often assume that strength and joint range of motion exercises will ultimately lead to improvement in balance, making the typical exercise programs appropriate. However, the feasibility and effectiveness of introducing balance specific exercises during the post-operative period is unclear.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Hip and Knee Joint Osteoarthritis
  • Hip and Knee Joint Arthroplasty
  • Other: Typical range of motion and muscle strengthening exercises, and balance exercises
    Seven typical exercises, and three balance exercises, 10 times each, 3 times a day.
  • Other: Typical group
    Seven typical exercises, 10 times each, 3 times a day
  • Experimental: Balance group
    Typical plus balance exercises
    Intervention: Other: Typical range of motion and muscle strengthening exercises, and balance exercises
  • Typical group
    Typical exercises
    Intervention: Other: Typical group
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
82
April 2010
May 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with primary unilateral total hip or knee joint arthroplasty.
  • Patients who had been advised to weight bear as tolerated following surgery.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who had been advised by their surgeon to remain non-weight bearing or partial weight bearing on the operated leg or unoperated leg.
  • Patients with neurological conditions such as hemiplegia, peripheral neuropathy, Parkinsons disease, multiple sclerosis, or spinal cord compression that might affect balance.
Both
55 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Canada
 
NCT01555307
R-06-461, 12697E
No
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Lawson Health Research Institute
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Principal Investigator: John Kramer, PhD University of Western Ontario, Canada
Lawson Health Research Institute
January 2012

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