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By Smisha Thomas, Vinod Babu K, Sai Kumar N and Vikas Kadam V

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Background and introduction: Purpose is to find the influence of conventional post total knee replacement rehabilitation protocol on angles of flat foot such as degree of navicular drop and relaxed calcaneal stance phase angles following unilateral Total Knee Replacement. Method: Pre to post test single group experimental study design. 60 subjects undergoing unilateral total knee replacement recruited and were treated with 4 weeks of conventional post total knee replacement rehabilitation protocol following surgery. Before surgery and after 4 weeks of post surgery outcomes measurements such as there navicular drop test angles and relaxed calcaneal stance phase angles were measured. Results: Analysis using Paired ‘t ’ test and Wilcoxon signed rank test found that in operated limb there is a statistically significant (p<0.05) change in means of Navicular Drop Test angle and Relaxed Calcaneal Stance Phase angle during Weight bearing and Non-weight bearing after 4 weeks of post TKR. Conclusion: It was concluded that there is significant influence of 4 weeks of conventional post TKR Rehabilitation protocol on improving angles of flat foot that there was retaining of foot arch towards normal angle by increase in navicular angles and decrease in relaxed calcaneal stance phase angle in subjects with unilateral TKR

Topics: Peer Review, 16-11-2013 Published, 11-12-2013
Year: 2014
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