Assessment of lower extremity motor coordination in operated patients


Yildirim Y., KARA B., Erbayraktar S., Sayhan S.

Journal of Musculoskeletal Research, vol.11, no.3, pp.107-115, 2008 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1142/s021895770800205x
  • Journal Name: Journal of Musculoskeletal Research
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.107-115
  • Keywords: Disc hernia, Lower extremity, Motor coordination, Physiotherapy
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: To establish any changes up to the second postoperative month in pain, disability, performance, kinesiophobia, and lower extremity motor coordination of patients operated on for lumbar disc hernia. Methods: Forty-five patients with lumbar disc hernia were included in the study preoperatively, and were followed up until the second postoperative month. Pain and disability, walking and stair-climbing performances, and kinesiophobia were measured; and motor coordination tests were practiced with the Lower Extremity MOtor COordination Test (LEMOCOT). Results: The worst scores of pain, disability, performance, kinesiophobia, and LEMOCOT measurements were in the preoperative period; while the best ones were observed in the 2 months following the surgery. Conclusion: The measurements of pain, disability, performance, kinesiophobia, and lower extremity coordination usually performed in the cases operated on with a diagnosis of lumbar disc hernia are significantly affected from the initial period until the second postoperative month. © World Scientific Publishing Company.