Peri-surgical change in objective functional, neuromuscular and sensorimotor performance of people awaiting total knee arthroplasty
Peer, M. A.
Gallacher, P. D.
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Peer, M.A., Gallacher, P.D., Coutts, F. and Gleeson, N. (2021) 'Peri-surgical change in objective functional, neuromuscular and sensorimotor performance of people awaiting total knee arthroplasty', Physiotherapy, 113(Supp.1), e95.
Purpose: Total knee replacement (TKA) surgery is acknowledged as an effective management option to reduce pain symptoms, improve perceived function and quality of life. Nevertheless, considerable impairment of physical function and aberrant neuromuscular alterations often persist following surgery intervention and the reason for this is unclear. Accordingly, there is a need to examine objectively peri-surgical performance capabilities and neurophysiological changes of this clinical population to optimise the constituents and dosages for effective exercise conditioning interventions. The aim of this study was to perform a single-leg contra-lateral control limb model to investigate peri-TKA surgery and conditioning-related changes in objective measures of physical function and neuromuscular and sensorimotor performance.