Effect of Combined Training Program on Gait Parameters after Bilateral Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Case Study
|Richa Singh*, Keerthi Rao, Deepak Anap, Chandra Iyer, and Subhash Khatri|
|College of Physiotherapy, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, India|
|Corresponding Author :||Richa Singh
College of Physiotherapy
Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences
Loni, Maharashtra, India
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received August 02, 2012; Accepted August 21, 2012; Published August 24, 2012|
|Citation: Singh R, Rao K, Anap D, Iyer C, Khatri S (2012) Effect of Combined Training Program on Gait Parameters after Bilateral Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Case Study. J Nov Physiother 2:120. doi: 10.4172/2165-7025.1000120|
|Copyright: © 2012 Singh R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
Background and purpose: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a common surgery done in rheumatoid arthritis nowa- days. But, post operatively there are various complications seen and the main complaint of such patients is gait rehabilitation. There are many physiotherapy protocols available to prevent the complications, but the effect of combined training program in patients with bilateral total hip arthroplasty not assessed. The purpose of this case study was to find out if combined training program of treadmill and strengthening exercise had an effect on gait parameters.
Method: A 44-year-old male who had undergone bilateral hip arthroplasty referred for gait rehabilitation. Four weeks intervention of combined training has given.
Result: There was significant difference in various gait parameters post intervention.
Conclusion: Combined training is effective in gait rehabilitation after bilateral total hip arthroplasty.