Rehabilitation Program for Orthopedic and Neurological Patients

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 695

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Department of Motor Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University Hospital of Liège, 4000 Liège, Belgium
Interests: sport traumatology
Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, 382 21 Larissa, Greece
Interests: rehabilitation medicine
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Dear Colleagues,

The rehabilitation of orthopedic and neurological patients is a specialized area of healthcare that focuses on helping individuals recover and regain their functional abilities after experiencing injuries, surgeries, or conditions related to the musculoskeletal system or nervous system. The primary goal of rehabilitation is to improve a patient's quality of life, enhance their independence, and maximize their physical as well as cognitive function.

We are sincerely inviting you to submit original research articles and reviews dealing with the rehabilitation process for patients who have undergone orthopedic surgeries, such as joint replacements, fractures, or ligament repairs, or those who have musculoskeletal injuries or conditions, such as osteoarthritis or back pain. Papers concerning patients' neurological conditions or injuries, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson's disease, are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Physical therapy.
  2. Occupational therapy.
  3. Rehabilitation exercises.
  4. Pain management.
  5. Speech and language therapy.
  6. Cognitive rehabilitation.
  7. Assistive technology.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Kaux Jean-François
Dr. Markos Sgantzos
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • orthopedic rehabilitation
  • neurological rehabilitation
  • physical therapy
  • occupational therapy
  • rehabilitation exercises
  • speech and language therapy
  • cognitive rehabilitation
  • spinal cord injury
  • stroke

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Gait Analysis of Hemiparetic Adult Patients with a Quadripod Cane and a Rolling Cane
Healthcare 2024, 12(4), 464; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare12040464 - 12 Feb 2024
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Stroke consequences include hemiparesis and difficulty walking. Several types of canes exist to overcome these alterations, but little data compares the quadripod cane and the rolling cane in hemiparetic patients. The objective of this work is twofold: to determine whether the gait speed—the [...] Read more.
Stroke consequences include hemiparesis and difficulty walking. Several types of canes exist to overcome these alterations, but little data compares the quadripod cane and the rolling cane in hemiparetic patients. The objective of this work is twofold: to determine whether the gait speed—the most often used parameter to assess gait performance—depends on the type of cane, and to establish which spatiotemporal parameters have the most influence. Thirty-four hemiparetic patients performed 10 m walking tests at comfortable and fast speed conditions, using both canes on two different days. To objectively analyze their gait patterns, we used a tri-axial Inertial Measurement Units (IMU)-based system to record the walking signals from which we extracted the gait spatiotemporal parameters. We particularly examined the speed, stride length, and durations of stance, swing, and double support phases. The results showed that hemiparetic patients walked faster with the rolling cane during both speed conditions. These speed increases could be explained by the decrease in the stance phase duration of the affected leg, the decrease in the double support duration, and the increase in cadence. Our findings suggest that the rolling cane allows safe and faster walking. Full article
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