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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2024, vol. 30, issue1
Subject Area: Public Health
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2024301.5365
Published online: 12 February 2024

Original article
J of IMAB. 2024 Jan-Mar;30(1):5365-5368
Nasko ValchevORCID logo, Mariya GramatikovaORCID logoCorresponding Autoremail,
Department of Kinesitherapy, Faculty of Public Health, Healthcare and Sports, South-West University "Neofit Rilski", Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.

Purpose: The aim of the study was to follow the influence of the Ergon Technique on proprioception in patients after surgical treatment of bimalleolar ankle fracture.
Material/Methods: 30 patients with a bimalleolar fracture in the subacute postoperative period were studied, divided as follows: control group (CG) - 15 patients and experimental group (EG) - 15 patients. In CG, a traditional model of kinesitherapy is applied, and in EG, an experimental model is applied, which includes twice a week and Ergon Technique. To monitor changes in proprioception, a test was conducted: a balanced stance on the injured leg on a hard and flat surface was performed, and the time the patient maintained balance (in seconds) was recorded.
Results: The mean values (X±SD) after one month of kinesitherapy application are as follows: in the control group 0,9333+0,88 sec. and 3,0 sec. in the experimental group. After three months of treatment, the results are as follows: in the control group, 3,93+2,49 sec. And 9,2+4,19 sec. in the experimental group. The values of P show that the established difference in the mean values ​​of the indicator in the two groups after three months of kinesitherapy is statistically significant and proves a higher efficiency of the experimental model compared to the traditional one applied in the control group at P<0.05.
In the conducted study, we found that there were statistically significant differences in both groups. In EG, we found that Ergon Tehnique has a better effect on proprioception in patients with bimalleolar fracture of the ankle joint compared to the applied traditional model of kinesitherapy in CG.

Keywords: Ergon Technique, ankle fractures, proprioception, physiotherapy,

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Please cite this article as: Valchev N, Gramatikova M. Influence of the Ergon Technique on the proprioception of a patient with a bimalleolar fracture. J of IMAB. 2024 Jan-Mar;30(1):5365-5368. [Crossref - 10.5272/jimab.2024301.5365]

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Assoc. Prof. Mariya Gramatikova, PhD, Department of Kinesitherapy, Faculty of Public Health, Healthcare and Sports, South-West University "Neofit Rilski"; 66. Ivan Mihaylov Str., 2700 Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria; E-mail: mari_gramatikova@abv.bg

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Received: 09 July 2023
Published online: 12 February 2024

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