Document Detail

Quantitative gait analysis after medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14513449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study characterized the footstep pattern and knee kinematics during walking in 12 patients who had undergone unicompartmental knee arthroplasty for unilateral medial compartment osteoarthritis. Patients had all achieved a successful recovery and were tested at least 1 year after surgery. Gait analysis was conducted during self-selected comfortable and fast walking conditions using a 3-dimensional motion analysis system and electronic walkway. Results showed that patients were able to increase their walking speed by 28% by increasing both stride length and cadence. All but one patient showed a biphasic pattern of flexion-extension motion about the treated knee. In 8 of 12 patients, significant increases in knee flexion were seen in the treated limb compared with the contralateral limb, the cause and ramifications of which are yet to be determined.
Kate E Webster; Joanne E Wittwer; Julian A Feller
Related Documents :
7151339 - Joint problems in patients on maintenance hemodialysis.
12673169 - Incremental diagnostic value of 99mtc methylene diphosphonate bone spect in patients wi...
7979929 - Reduction of knee torques and leg-related functional abilities in hereditary motor and ...
23915659 - Neuropeptide y ? an early biomarker for cerebral vasospasm after aneurismal subarachnoi...
11415689 - Surface electromyography in the identification of chronic low back pain patients: the d...
17715719 - Hemiarthroplasty for three- and four- part displaced fractures of the proximal humerus ...
2228289 - On the need for erythropoietin treatment in dialysis patients. a copenhagen city dialys...
18223499 - Bowel symptoms in nonerosive gastroesophageal reflux disease: nature, prevalence, and r...
20440549 - Variable anisotropic brain electrical conductivities in epileptogenic foci.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of arthroplasty     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0883-5403     ISO Abbreviation:  J Arthroplasty     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-26     Completed Date:  2004-02-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703515     Medline TA:  J Arthroplasty     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  751-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Musculoskeletal Research Centre, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee / methods*
Middle Aged
Osteoarthritis, Knee / physiopathology*,  surgery*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Acetabular revision using acetabular roof reinforcement ring with a hook.
Next Document:  Heterotopic ossification after total knee arthroplasty.