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.