Lower-limb force production in individuals after unilateral total knee arthroplasty Article

Rossi, MD, Hasson, S. (2004). Lower-limb force production in individuals after unilateral total knee arthroplasty . 85(8), 1279-1284. 10.1016/j.apmr.2003.11.034

cited authors

  • Rossi, MD; Hasson, S

fiu authors

abstract

  • Rossi MD, Hasson S. Lower-limb force production in individuals after unilateral total knee arthroplasty. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2004;85:1279-84. Objective To determine and compare lower-limb force production during a single-leg horizontal press in involved and uninvolved limbs in people with unilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and the limb of age- and gender-matched subjects. Design Quasi-experimental, posttest only control group design. Setting Subjects living in the community and were tested at a university facility. Participants Nine people with unilateral TKA and 9 subjects without TKA volunteered. The mean postsurgery time for the TKA group was 15.89±6.62 months. Interventions Not applicable. Main outcome measure Force production in kilograms during a single-leg press. Results Lower-limb force production differed significantly between involved and uninvolved limbs (P=.007) for the unilateral TKA group. Lower-limb force production of the involved limb in persons with unilateral TKA was significantly lower than the limb of the age- and gender-matched controls (P=.0001). Conclusions Lower-limb force production on the involved side was significantly lower than the uninvolved side. When compared with an age-matched control group, subjects with unilateral TKA produced less force during a single-leg horizontal press. © 2004 by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

publication date

  • August 1, 2004

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 1279

end page

  • 1284

volume

  • 85

issue

  • 8