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, Sun Gun Chung, Yoon Hee Chang, Seung Hak Lee

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Abstract

The partial weight-bearing protocol after lower extremity fracture is an important issue in postoperative rehabilitation. As 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 (LBPPT) 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 LBPPT with an in-shoe pressure-measuring device after periarticular tibial fractures, which provides a quantitatively predetermined constant load.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2019 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • Locomotion
  • Rehabilitation
  • Tibial Fractures
  • Weight-Bearing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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