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Home-Based Exercise on Trunk Muscle Strength and Spine Function After Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery

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April 2022

Home-Based Exercise on Trunk Muscle Strength and Spine Function After Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery

Vol: 222| Issue: 1| Number:1| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Effectiveness of a 12-month home-based exercise program on trunk muscle strength and spine function after lumbar spine fusion surgery: a randomized controlled trial

Disabil Rehabil. 2022 Feb;44(4): 549-557.

Contributing Authors:
Ilves Outi Neva Marko H Häkkinen Keijo Dekker Joost Järvenpää Salme Kyrölä Kati Häkkinen Arja

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Synopsis

Ninety-eight patients who underwent a lumbar spinal fusion surgery were randomized to receive a progressive, 12 month home-based exercise program (n=48) or a standard exercise program (n=50). Outcomes of interest included trunk strength and range of motion, spine function, and pain on movement. Results after 12 months of intervention revealed no significant differences in all outcomes between the ...

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