Comparison of the long-term effectiveness of progressive neuromuscular facilitation and continuous passive motion therapies after total knee arthroplasty

dc.contributor.authorAlaca, Nuray
dc.contributor.authorAtalay, Ayce
dc.contributor.authorGuven, Zeynep
dc.date.accessioned2023-02-21T12:32:26Z
dc.date.available2023-02-21T12:32:26Z
dc.date.issued2015-01-01
dc.description.abstract{[}Purpose] The aim of this longitudinal study was to examine the long term functional effectiveness of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) after total knee arthroplasty. {[}Subjects and Methods] We included 30 patients and they were randomly assigned to two groups. In addition to the standard rehabilitation program the PNF group received proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation therapy and the CPM group received continuous passive motion therapy. The outcome measures included range of motion using a goniometer, pain scores using a numeric pain rating scale, days to reach functional benchmarks, the Beck depression scale and isokinetic torque and isometric strength measurements. {[}Results] There were no significant differences between the two groups in terms of baseline demographic data, clinical findings and length of stay. Days to reach range of motion benchmarks were similar in the two groups. Pain at the 8th week was slightly higher in the PNF group. With the exception of walking with a walker, days to reach functional benchmarks were statistically significantly fewer in patients of the PNF group despite similar isokinetic measurements. Administration of PNF resulted in earlier functional gains in patients after total knee arthroplasty. These functional accomplishments were more pronounced in the PNF group despite it having isokinetic torque measurements similar to those of the CPM group. {[}Conclusion] PNF techniques can positively affect functional outcomes over the long term.
dc.description.issue11
dc.description.issueNOV
dc.description.pages3377-3380
dc.description.volume27
dc.identifier.doi10.1589/jpts.27.3377
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11443/1073
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1589/jpts.27.3377
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000366680700008
dc.publisherSOC PHYSICAL THERAPY SCIENCE
dc.relation.ispartofJOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY SCIENCE
dc.subjectFunctional gains
dc.subjectProprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
dc.subjectTotal knee arthroplasty
dc.titleComparison of the long-term effectiveness of progressive neuromuscular facilitation and continuous passive motion therapies after total knee arthroplasty
dc.typeArticle
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