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Hydrotherapy after total hip arthroplasty: a follow-up study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19282040     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of the study was to evaluate the subjective functional outcome of total hip arthroplasty (THA) in patients who underwent hydrotherapy (HT) 6 months after discharge. A prospective randomized study was performed on 70 elderly inpatients with recent THA, who completed a rehabilitation program. After randomization, 33 of them were treated in conventional gyms (no-hydrotherapy group=NHTG) and 31 received HT (hydrotherapy group=HTG). Interviews with the Western-Ontario MacMasters Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) were performed at admission, at discharge and 6 months later. Kruskal-Wallis, Mann-Whitney and Wilcoxon tests were applied for statistical analysis. Both groups improved. Pain, stiffness and function were all positively affected. Statistical analysis indicated that WOMAC sub-scales were significantly lower for all patients treated with HT. The benefits at discharge still remained after 6 months. We conclude that HT is recommended after THA in a geriatric population.
S Giaquinto; E Ciotola; V Dall'armi; F Margutti
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2009-03-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gerontology and geriatrics     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1872-6976     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Gerontol Geriatr     Publication Date:    2010 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-25     Completed Date:  2010-02-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214379     Medline TA:  Arch Gerontol Geriatr     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  92-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, Via della Pisana 235, I-00163 Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living*
Aged, 80 and over
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip / methods,  rehabilitation*
Exercise Therapy / methods
Follow-Up Studies
Geriatric Assessment
Hip Fractures / rehabilitation*,  surgery
Hydrotherapy / methods*
Pain Measurement
Postoperative Care / methods
Prospective Studies
Range of Motion, Articular / physiology
Recovery of Function
Reference Values
Risk Assessment
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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