A post-surgical rehabilitation program for women over 60 years old who underwent surgery in trauma and orthopedic hospital after distal radius fracture

Aguilera-Godoy, Alejandra; Andrea Antunez-Riveros, Marcela; Carrasco-Penna, Gabriel; Nunez-Cortes, Rodrigo


--- - "Introduction: Distal radius fractures (DRFs) are associated with a high economic burden and an impact on quality of life on these patients. Its high prevalence demonstrates the importance of registering functional results, with emphasis on vulnerable population such as elderly females." - "Methods: Thirty-six patients were admitted to a multimodal rehabilitation program. Exercise progressions combined with manual therapy and electrophysical agents were provided, taking into account bone and soft tissues healing stages, protection of surgical intervention and symptoms of each patient. The primary outcome was the Patient Rated Wrist Evaluation (PRWE) questionnaire. The secondary outcomes were wrist and forearm range of motion (ROM), grip strength and lateral and tripod pinch strength. The paired t-test was used to compare mean PRWE, ROM, and strength between 6 and 12 weeks." - "Results: An improvement of functionality was observed with a decreased of-20.9 (CI 95%: 25.9 to-15.9) points in the PRWE questionnaire (p < 0.001) between 6 and 12 weeks after DRF surgery. In addition, an increase in the ROM of the wrist (p < 0.001), grip strength (p < 0.001), lateral pinch (p < 0.001) and tripod pinch (p < 0.001) were observed between 6 and 12 weeks after surgery." - "Conclusions: These findings showed a clinically and statistically significant improvement in function, ROM, and strength assessed at weeks 6 and 12 after surgery. However, this study design cannot establish a cause-and-effect relationship. Future randomized controlled clinical trials should investigate the effectivity of similar rehabilitation programs. (C) 2021 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved."

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Título según WOS: ID WOS:000706408500022 Not found in local WOS DB
Volumen: 28
Editorial: Elsevier
Fecha de publicación: 2021
Página de inicio: 362
Página final: 368


Notas: ISI