Postural assessment of patients with non-conventional knee endoprosthesis

Postural assessment of patients with non-conventional knee endoprosthesis

Author Nakaya, Luciana Google Scholar
Tsai, Liliana Yu Google Scholar
Garcia Filho, Reynaldo Jesus Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Petrilli, Marcelo de Toledo Google Scholar
Viola, Dan Carai Maia Google Scholar
Petrilli, Antonio Sergio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Objective:To investigate the correlation between the sagittal and frontal alignment and possible postural asymmetries found in patients submitted to total knee stent placement for osteosarcoma.Methods:Twenty two individuals were divided into two groups according to tumor location: femur group (13 patients) and tibia group (nine patients), who were evaluated through postural analysis software (SAPO).Results:No statistically significant difference was found between groups, supporting previous result showing that both groups present the same postural asymmetries.Conclusion:We conclude that both groups have the same postural imbalances, especially the knee of the affected limb that presents hyperextension and center of gravity shifted anteriorly and laterally to the non-affected limb, indicating changes in weight bearing and influencing the gait pattern and balance. Level of Evidence II, Prospective Comparative Study.
Keywords Osteosarcoma
Physical therapy specialty
Language English
Date 2014-10-01
Published in Acta Ortopédica Brasileira. Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, v. 22, n. 5, p. 245-249, 2014.
ISSN 1413-7852 (Sherpa/Romeo)
Publisher Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia
Extent 245-249
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
SciELO ID S1413-78522014000500245 (statistics in SciELO)

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