Effectiveness of A P.N.F. Based Rehabilitation Program on Balance Parameters after Total Knee Replacement
Antonis Fetlis, Chrysa Alectoridou, Paris Iakovidis, Illias Kallistratos, Thomas Apostolou5, Nikos Kofotolis, Eleftherios Kellis

Purpose: the purpose of the study was to determine relationships between a PNF based rehabilitation program and its results on the parameters affecting balance, on patients undergone Total Knee Replacement (TKR). Methods: Fifty four patients (N=54) submitted to TKR at public hospitals of Thessaloniki Greece in 2018-2019, divided into two groups, one (N=27) followed a classic golden standard rehabilitation protocol and the other (N=27) additionally followed a PNF based protocol. Risk of falls was estimated by the Berg Balance Scale, while sagittal and coronal displacement was estimated by the usage of S-plate foot recorder. Analysis: data were analyzed using t-test paired or independent samples wherever normality was found and Mann-Whitney U or Wilcoxon test wherever it did not. Correlations were determined by Pearson’s r. Results: the PNF based rehabilitation program has shown statistically important differences on balance parameters specifically on the risk of falls (p,000), sagittal (p ,001) and coronal (p ,000) axis displacement.

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