Intracapsular components do not change hip proprioception

Y. Ishii, T. Tojo, K. Terajima, S. Terashima, J. E. Bechtold

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We compared joint proprioception in 12 hips in 12 patients with hemiarthroplasty after fracture of the hip, in 12 hips in 11 patients with total hip arthroplasty because of osteoarthritis and in a control group of 12 age-matched patients with no clinical complaints, There was no significant difference (p = 0.05) in joint proprioception in any of the groups. There was no decrease in joint proprioception in the group with total hip arthroplasty compared with the hemiarthroplasty group or with the control group. Other factors such as stretch receptors in the adjacent tendons and muscles may have a greater influence on proprioception in the hip than the intracapsular components.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-348
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1999


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