Early Quantitative Partial Weight-Bearing Exercise after Periarticular Fractures of the Tibia Using a Lower-Body Positive-Pressure Treadmill: A Case Series

Ju Chan Kim, Ja Ho Leigh, Jun Young Jang, Jin Kak Kim, Jae Woo Cho, Jong Keon Oh, Hyung Seok Nam, Hyung Seok Nam, Sun Gun Chung, Yoon Hee Chang, Seung Hak Lee

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    Abstract

    The partial weight-bearing protocol after lower limb fracture is an important issue in postoperative rehabilitation. Because it is difficult to quantify the actual weight load and provide a constant weight, the protocol is unestablished. By training with a lower-body positive-pressure treadmill and using an in-shoe pressure-measuring device, partial weight-bearing exercise can be performed with quantified loads. This case series illustrates the applicability of an early quantitative partial weight-bearing rehabilitation program using lower-body positive-pressure treadmill with an in-shoe pressure-measuring device after periarticular tibial fractures, which provides a quantitatively predetermined constant load.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)E83-E87
    JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Volume99
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jul 1

    Keywords

    • Locomotion
    • Rehabilitation
    • Tibial Fractures
    • Weight-Bearing

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
    • Rehabilitation

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