Clinical Trials

NCT IdNCT04107350
TitleThe Whole Body Vibration Training for Total Knee arthroplasty-the Improvement of the Lower Limb
ConditionKnee Osteoarthritis
OrganizationKaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital
Sponsor/CollaboratorsKaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital
Older Adult
Location (with distance)
  • Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, 807 , Taiwan
DescriptionKnee Osteoarthritis in elder cause pain and decrease their functional activity. After conservative rehabilitation failure, they might receive total knee arthroplasty. The post-operation rehabilitation could improve range of motion and might help them to back activities of daily Living earlier. However, the pain and swelling after the operation of total knee arthroplasty cause the limitation of early mobilization, cause ROM limitation, muscle strength decrease, functional activity decrease, and impaired activity of daily life. In recent studies, the effect of whole body vibration included improving pain, swelling, muscle strength, balance, and functional activity, increasing metabolic rate and decreasing lactate accumulation. the investigators expect the early intervention of whole body vibration and traditional physical therapy on the post-TKA patient could improve ROM, decrease swelling, increased muscle strength, functional activity, and balance as compared with traditional physical therapy.