publication . Article . 2011

Aquatic exercises versus land based exercises for elderly patients after a total hip replacement

Miroljub Jakovljevič; Renata Vauhnik;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2011 Journal: Zdravniški Vestnik (issn: 1318-0347, eissn: 1581-0224, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Slovenian Medical Association
Abstract
Background: Aquatic therapy allows secure, active exercise with pain reduction using a combination of the water’s buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure, resistance and warmth. By aquatic therapy, elderly patients after total hip replacement can achieve more positive effects than by land-based exercise. The aim of the study was to investigate the use of aquatic-based exercises in the rehabilitation programme after a hip fracture surgery in elderly adults. Results: Both groups, regardless of the type of exercises, improved statistically significantly in all parameters assessed by Harris Hip Score and Timed “Up & Go test”, when baseline and final measurements were compare...
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