Functional adaptation and rehabilitation following total knee replacement

Liu, Yuanbiao (2015) Functional adaptation and rehabilitation following total knee replacement. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This research project evaluated the biomechanical and functional outcomes of patients following total knee replacement measured at 6 and 12 months following surgery. Using more objective measures, patients were examined to determine changes in biomechanical and neuromuscular function during performance of activities of daily living such as walking, stair climbing and turning.

Adaptations in joint positioning and performance were identified and progressive improvements were made in some areas of locomotor function. The findings of the study provided important objective information to contribute to the design and evaluation of prostheses, new surgical and rehabilitation procedures and improved recovery of patients.

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ID Code: 80878
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Parker, Tony, Crawford, Ross, & Kerr, Graham
Additional Information: An embargo has been granted until 23 December 2016.
Keywords: total knee replacement, proprioception, walking, turning, stair ascent and descent, muscle co-activation, surface EMG, anticipated postural adjustment, continuous relative phase, functional activity
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 26 Feb 2015 05:16
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2016 14:00

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