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Working capacity and return to the labor market of patients with endoprosthesis

Gergana Nenova


Musculoskeletal conditions are common among all age groups and present a serious risk of aggravation in quality of life, especially in patients of working age. In this context, endoprosthesis and the concomitant early kinesitherapy at the appropriate time in the life of the patient with musculoskeletal disorder offer an opportunity for a positive change in the quality of life. The aim of the study is to compare the course of the recovery period, the possibilities of premature workload, return to daily life and working capacity after hip arthroplasty in middle-aged patients. The subject of this paper are the changes in the functional tests of the patients after hip endoprothesis with an individual femur and induviduals with conventional hip replacement, who have undergone kinesitherapy treatment. Anthorpometric and statistical methods are the basis of the research methodology. The developed and applied kinesitherapy methodology in patients with individual femoral stem proves better functional results after its application in cases of patients of working age.


kinesitherapy; working capacity; hip arthroplasty

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