HumanInsight Effectiveness of physical therapy after total hip arthroplasty at the third stage of rehabilitation using a telemedicine program
Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2022;99(4. Vyp. 2):37-42. doi: 10.17116/kurort20229904237.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the quality of life and efficacy of telemedicine technologies for rehabilitation after total hip replacement.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 60 patients aged 40-75 years after total hip replacement. All patients were divided into two groups by simple randomization. All patients underwent a 7-day course of complex in-hospital postoperative rehabilitation. At discharge, patients of the main group received an access to telemedicine program for 3-month physical exercises (3 times a week for 30 minutes). In the control group, patients received routine recommendations for rehabilitation procedures and orthopedic recommendations.
RESULTS: A course of rehabilitation with telemedicine technologies after total hip replacement was accompanied by significant clinical effect according to EQ5D, SF-36 and STAI questionnaires.
CONCLUSION. T: Elemedicine technologies in postoperative rehabilitation after total hip replacement are accompanied by QoL improvement. It is an effective form of medical rehabilitation.
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