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Functional impairment of the sacroiliac joint after total hip replacement.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
International rehabilitation medicine
Publication Date
Volume
8
Issue
4
Pages
145–147
Identifiers
PMID: 3610486
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Fifty patients who underwent total hip replacement were examined within 3 months by two independent investigators with respect to functional impairment of the sacroiliac joint. Several well-defined clinical tests were used, e.g. spine test, standing flexion test, Menell's sign, tenderness of the sacroiliac joint. The results of both investigators were comparable, with corresponding results in 94 per cent. Nearly 30 per cent of the patients showed functional impairment of one sacroiliac joint. This finding may partly cause the gluteal or low back pains which are reported by patients after hip replacement.

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