Muscle activation thresholds before and after total knee arthroplasty: Protocol of a randomized comparison of minimally invasive vs. standard approach

Carlos J. Marques, Hugo Gamboa, Frank Lampe, João Barreiros, Jan Cabri

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Abstract

After total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients often ask when they can resume car driving. This question was the aim of some studies in the past, however it is not clear whether minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for total knee replacement has benefits in terms of faster recovering times. With the present study protocol the effects of two surgery techniques for TKA (MIS vs. standard approach) on motor performance parameters will be tested during the performance of an emergency brake in a car simulator. The brake response time components and the muscle activation thresholds of four muscles involved in the task will be the outcomes of the study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBIOSIGNALS 2011 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-Inspired Systems and Signal Processing
EditorsF. Babiloni, A. Fred, J. Filipe, H. Gamboa
PublisherSciTePress
Pages544-547
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9789898425355
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Conference on Bio-Inspired Systems and Signal Processing, BIOSIGNALS 2011 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 26 Jan 201129 Jan 2011

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Bio-Inspired Systems and Signal Processing, BIOSIGNALS 2011
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period26/01/1129/01/11

Keywords

  • Automobile driving
  • Brake response time
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Muscle activation thresholds
  • Reaction time
  • Total knee replacement

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