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Optimized Treatment Effect Through Questionnaire

The Orthopaedic Surgical Research Group is, in connection with a PhD project, examining patients' self-estimation of their health in preparation for optimizing the patients' advantages from prosthesis surgery including hip prosthesis surgery.

The research includes documentation of the patients' attitude towards their own health status, their expectations of having implanted a joint prosthesis and their estimation of the obtained function level after the joint replacement surgery. Furthermore, a doctor makes an objective medical estimation of the patient's health before the operation and the function level after the operation. When comparing the subjective and the objective estimation it is possible to optimize the post-surgical rehabilitation of the patient. With this examination the patient gets a personal advantage when it comes to function level and satisfaction. At the same time it improves the quality of medical knowledge and savings on the economy.

The patients' expectations towards the post-surgical function level and the general patient satisfaction is documented by means of the SF-36 questionnaire.

 

 

 

 



Currently, we are doing a randomized study on two different forms of rehabilitation in order to determine which of them gives the best function level for the patients.

 
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Publications
The Benefits and Harms of Early Mobilization and Supervised Exercise Therapy after Non-surgically Treated Proximal Humerus or Distal Radius fracture: A systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Østergaard HK, Mechlenburg I, Launonen AP, Vestermark MT, Mattila VM, Ponkilainen VT.
Developing and validating an accelerometer-based algorithm with machine learning to classify physical activity after acquired brain injury.
Honoré H, Gade R, Nielsen JF, Mechlenburg I
Ankle contractures are frequent among children with cerebral palsy and associated with lower gross motor function and degree of spasticity.
Krarup LH, Kristensen PK, Strand L, Bredtoft SL, Mechlenburg I, Nordbye-Nielsen K.
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