RIACQUISIZIONE DI UNA MIGLIORE EFFICIENZA DEL CAMMINO DOPO INTERVENTI CHIRURGICI ALL'ARTO INFERIORE. ASPETTI TECNICI

Translated title of the contribution: Restoration of walking efficiency after lower limb surgery. Technical aspects

M. Galli, A. M. Barra, L. Santoro, M. Bertoni, G. Bazzini, A. De Martini, R. Aquilani

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Abstract

Walking efficiency is the main aim of the rehabilitation of patients with postoperative lower limb sequelae. In order to further ameliorate walking capacity after standard physical therapy, five patients (4 males, 1 female, 60±22 years old) were submitted to a short period of walking training (WT) along a measured corridor, for 30 minutes twice day for 14 days. Before (pre-) and two days after WT (post-) 1) each patient was given a cardiorespiratory parameter monitoring during walking on a treadmill and 2) then he was studied for walking capacity by basographic method; 3) creatinine and 3-metylhistidine 24 hours urine excrection was obtained to investigate muscle mass and muscle protein turnover, respectively. Six months after their discharge, the patients were only followed up by the basographic method. Our results showed an important improvement of post-WT walking velocity (77±18 cm/sec vs 49.7±6.7 cm/sec, p

Translated title of the contributionRestoration of walking efficiency after lower limb surgery. Technical aspects
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)13-19
Number of pages7
JournalEuropa Medicophysica
Volume31
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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  • Rehabilitation

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    Galli, M., Barra, A. M., Santoro, L., Bertoni, M., Bazzini, G., De Martini, A., & Aquilani, R. (1995). RIACQUISIZIONE DI UNA MIGLIORE EFFICIENZA DEL CAMMINO DOPO INTERVENTI CHIRURGICI ALL'ARTO INFERIORE. ASPETTI TECNICI. Europa Medicophysica, 31(1), 13-19.