Weight-bearing recommendations after operative fracture treatment – fact or fiction? Gait results with and feasibility of a dynamic, continuous pedobarography insole

Purpose Rehabilitation after lower-extremity fractures is based on the physicians’ recommendation for non-, partial-, or full weight-bearing. Clinical studies rely on this assumption, but continuous compliance or objective loading rates are unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine the compliance to weight-bearing recommendations by introducing a novel, pedobarography system continuously registering postoperative ground […]

Biofeedback in Partial Weight Bearing: Usability of Two Different Devices from a Patient’s and Physical Therapist’s Perspective

Background Partial weight bearing is frequently instructed by physical therapists in patients after lowerlimb trauma or surgery. The use of biofeedback devices seems promising to improve the patient’s compliance with weight-bearing instructions. SmartStep and OpenGo-Science are biofeedback devices that provide real-time feedback. For a successful implementation, usability of the devices is a critical aspect and […]