New approach for the rehabilitation of patients following total knee arthroplasty

J Orthop. 2014 May 13;11(2):72-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jor.2014.04.009. eCollection 2014 Jun.


Purpose: To investigate the effect of a biomechanical therapy on gait, function and clinical condition in patients following total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

Methods: Seventeen TKA patients participated in the study. Patients received a biomechanical therapy AposTherapy). Patients underwent a gait test, clinical examination and an assessment of pain, function and quality of life (QOL). Patients were examined again at one, three and six month follow-ups.

Results: A significant improvement over time was found in most gait measurements. Significant improvements were also found in pain, function and QOL.

Conclusions: The examined biomechanical therapy may help in the rehabilitation process following TKA.

Keywords: Arthroplasty; Gait; Knee; Rehabilitation.