A Targeted Strengthening Program Following Total Hip Replacement.
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00222300|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : August 8, 2006
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Total Hip Joint Replacement||Behavioral: Strength training program||Not Applicable|
Total Hip Replacement (THR) is a common surgical procedure performed in people with hip osteoarthritis and appears to be effective in relieving pain and improving function. However significant quadriceps atrophy and weakness persist post-operatively. Although relief of pain and improvement of function are important outcomes following THR, weakness of the hip and knee muscles reduces a person's ability to manage stairs, slopes, public transport and results in persistent gait abnormalities. Since lower limb weakness is one of the risk factors for falls, it is important that this is appropriately addressed.
The study examines the effect of an eight-week task-specific strengthening program on lower limb function in patients following THR in a randomized controlled trial. The experimental program is being conducted as a circuit in a gymnasium environment. Changes on specific measures of physical function of patients in the Experimental Group will be compared with those of patients in a Control Group who will continue with the standard care program provided at Austin Health.
Outcome measures include:lower limb muscle strength using a step test, pain, stiffness, and function as reported on the WOMAC questionnaire, quality of life using the AQoL questionnaire, the Timed Up-and-Go test. Walking tests will also be conducted. These include:
- Walking pattern, recorded on an instrumented mat
- Walking endurance measured by the 6-minute walk test.
- Analysis of hip joint torques using 3-D motion analysis.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||A Targeted Strengthening Program Following Total Hip Replacement.|
|Study Start Date :||May 2003|
|Study Completion Date :||December 2005|
- Lower limb strength using a step test
- Pain, stiffness and function using the WOMAC questionnaire.
- Function using the Timed Up-and-Go Test.
- Quality of life using the AQoL
- Spatiotemporal measures of walking using an instrumented mat.
- Hip joint torques using 3-D motion analysis.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00222300
|Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3084|
|Principal Investigator:||Mary P Galea, PhD||University of Melbourne|