EFFECTIVENESS OF EARLY BALANCE EXERCISES ON TOTAL HIP ARTHROPLASTY

  • Phyu Sin Oo Departmrnt of Physiotherapy, University of Medical Technology, Mandalay
  • Than Win Department of Orthopaedics University of Medicine, Mandalay, Myanmar
  • Brang Mai Department of Orthopaedics, University of Medicine, Mandalay
  • Myo Tint Tun Department of Physiotherapy, University of Medical Technology, Mandalay
  • Cho Cho Htwe Department of Physiotherapy, University of Medical Technology, Mandalay
Keywords: Early Balance exercises, Total hip arthroplasty

Abstract

Background: Patients receiving total hip arthroplasty (THA) without a rehabilitation program could develop functional limitation within one year after surgery. Exercise for balance control is critical for mobility, physical function, and prevention of falls. Few studies have investigated the effectiveness of balance training among THA patients.
Objective: The study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of early balance exercises on THA.
Methods: This study was a randomized control study for 30 patients undergoing unilateral THA. The postoperative rehabilitation program was started at the second postoperative day for every patient. All the postoperative patients were randomly assigned and equally allocated to balance and conventional groups. Patients in the balance group received typical exercises and balance exercises while those in the conventional group received typical exercises alone. Assessments were taken at postoperative day 2 (baseline) and week 5 using Breg Balance Scale for balance and Times Up and Go Test for ambulatory function. The differences between the two groups were analyzed.
Results: Statistically significant improvements were noted at the end of treatment by all outcome measures in both groups (p<0.05). However, the balance group showed better improvement in all outcome measures than the conventional group after the intervention period (p<0.05)
Conclusion: Early balance exercises added to typical exercises were more effective than conventional exercises in terms of improving balance and ambulatory function among patients with THA.

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Author Biographies

Phyu Sin Oo, Departmrnt of Physiotherapy, University of Medical Technology, Mandalay

Demonstrator, Departmrnt of Physiotherapy, University of Medical Technology, Mandalay

Than Win, Department of Orthopaedics University of Medicine, Mandalay, Myanmar

Professor Department of Orthopaedics University of Medicine, Mandalay, Myanmar

Brang Mai, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Medicine, Mandalay

Assistant Lecturer

University of Medical Technology, Mandalay, Myanmar

Myo Tint Tun, Department of Physiotherapy, University of Medical Technology, Mandalay

Professor and head

Department of Physiotherapy

University of Medical Technology, Mandalay, Myanmar

Cho Cho Htwe, Department of Physiotherapy, University of Medical Technology, Mandalay

Lecturer

Department of Physiotherapy

University of Medical Technology, Mandalay, Myanmar

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Published
2019-12-01
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Oo PS, Win T, Mai B, Tint Tun M, Htwe CC. EFFECTIVENESS OF EARLY BALANCE EXERCISES ON TOTAL HIP ARTHROPLASTY. J Southeast Asian Med Res [Internet]. 2019Dec.1 [cited 2022Jan.25];3(2):45-1. Available from: https://www.jseamed.org/index.php/jseamed/article/view/40
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