The Extent of Application of Physiotherapists in Saudi of Proprioceptive Exercises for Post-Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients, A Cross-Sectional Study
Ismail Khadrawi1*, Ahmad Aljuaid1, Hamza Althobaiti2, Abdulaziz
Alotaibi1, Arwa Aldibani1, Naif Khan1 and Abdulrahman Miyajan1
1Department of Rehabilitation, King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
2Prince Sultan Military Hospital, Taif
*Corresponding Author: Ismail Khadrawi, Department of Rehabilitation, King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
October 03, 2023; Published: October 16, 2023
Background : Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a common chronic degenerative joint disease resulting in pain, fatigue, functional limitations, increased healthcare utilization, and high economic costs to society. The burden of OA is projected to increase, due in part to obesity and population aging. Recent US data demonstrated that half of the people with symptomatic knee OA are diagnosed by age 55. Joint replacement surgery should be considered in patients who experience persistent pain and reduced function that are refractory to non-surgical therapies, and which impact markedly on their quality of life. Physiotherapy rehabilitation following knee arthroplasty was to reduce pain, increase joint range of motion, improve muscle strength, and maximize functional ability.
Objective: The purpose of this study is to investigate the application of physical therapists in Saudi Arabia of Proprioceptive Exercises for Post- Total Knee Arthroplasty patients.
Methods: The design of this study is a cross-section study. So, a survey will be published for physical therapists in Saudi Arabia about the application of proprioceptive exercises for post-total knee arthroplasty patients. Then, the survey data will be analyzed. Finally, the result of the data analysis will show how widely proprioceptive exercises for post-total knee arthroplasty have been applied; then the recommendations for applying proprioceptive exercises will be suggested.
Keywords: Osteoarthritis; Total knee arthroplasty; proprioceptive exercise; physiotherapy
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