Author(s): Arborelius MM, Carlsson AS, Nilsson BE
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Abstract The objective of the study was to evaluate the walking ability and the energy cost of walking in patients before and after total hip replacement. The oxygen intake and the maximum walking speed were measured immediately before and 6 months after operation in 25 patients. Although the oxygen intake did not change significantly in most patients it was decreased in those patients who before surgery had had the worst walking capacity. The average maximum walking speed almost doubled in the 25 patients.
This article was published in Clin Orthop Relat Res
and referenced in International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation