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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2023, vol. 29, issue2
Subject Area: Public Health
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2023292.4920
Published online: 16 May 2023

Original article
J of IMAB. 2023 Apr-Jun;29(2):4920-4923
David Kanchev1ORCID logo, Gergana Nenova2ORCID logoCorresponding Autoremail, Mina Ivelinova3ORCID logo, Daniela Popova1ORCID logo,
1) Department of Kinesitherapy, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University - Sofia, Bulgaria.
2) Department of Kinesitherapy, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University - Varna, Bulgaria.
3) Specialty “Medicine”, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University - Varna, Bulgaria.

Postural control is an integral part of the human motor function in a state of health and illness. Postural control impairments are often found in injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Degenerative processes in the hip joint adversely alter the mechanoreception, which problem can be eliminated through total hip replacement. The purpose of this study is to follow the static balance recovery process, following a total hip replacement, after a 30-day sensorimotor stimulation at home.
 Material and methods: Material: the study involves 20 women (60-72 years old) who underwent total hip replacement and a following sensorimotor stimulation at home. Methods: pain rating, according to the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS); Manual Muscle Testing (MMT) of certain muscle groups; test for static and dynamic balance, and postural control
Results: The obtained results show a significant improvement in motor and postural function during the postoperative period due to systematic physiotherapy at home.
Conclusions: the approved sensorimotor training program is easily implemented individually and at home and can be successfully integrated with other physiotherapeutic means from the functional recovery programs for total hip replacement during the minimally protective phase or chronic recovery period.

Keywords: physiotherapy, total hip replacement, postural control,

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Please cite this article as: Kanchev D, Nenova G, Ivelinova M, Popova D. Improvement of Postural Function of the Lower Extremity after Total Hip Replacement. J of IMAB. 2023 Apr-Jun;29(2):4920-4923. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2023292.4920

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Gergana Boncheva Nenova, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University of Varna; 1, Hristo Smirnenski Str., 9002 Varna, Bulgaria; E-mail: geri_nenova@yahoo.com

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Received: 20 January 2023
Published online: 16 May 2023

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