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Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(36):e12199. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000012199.

Effectiveness of the computerized balance rehabilitation after hip fracture surgery: A study protocol of a prospective and open-label clinical trial.

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1
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital.
2
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.
3
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, SMG-SNU Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Although balance problems in older populations are directly correlated with hip fractures, the overall physical gain afforded by balance rehabilitation itself has not yet been fully investigated. Here we describe a protocol for an open-label clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of computer-based balance-specific exercise (BSE) on the performance and balance of elderly women who underwent hip fracture surgery (HFS).

METHODS AND ANALYSIS:

Elderly female patients (≥65 years old) who underwent surgery for femoral neck, intertrochanteric, or subtrochanteric fracture regardless of surgery type will be included. The BSE will be conducted using a computed posturographic system for a 2-week intervention period following HFS. The primary outcome of this study is Berg balance scale score. All functional outcomes will be measured at 1 and 3 weeks and at 3 and 6 months after the surgical intervention. The data will be analyzed using the intention-to-treat principle.

PMID:
30200127
PMCID:
PMC6133532
DOI:
10.1097/MD.0000000000012199
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