FEASIBILITY AND VALIDITY OF AMBULANT BIOFEEDBACK DEVICES TO IMPROVE WEIGHT-BEARING COMPLIANCE IN TRAUMA PATIENTS WITH LOWER EXTREMITY FRACTURES: A NARRATIVE REVIEW

Eline M. Jagtenberg*, Pishtiwan H. S. Kalmet, Maartje A. P. De Krom, Taco J. Blokhuis, Henk A. M. Seelen, Martijn Poeze

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Background: Ambulant biofeedback devices can be used to provide real-time feedback for trauma patients on weight-bearing regimes. The devices also enable prescribing clinicians to monitor and train patients' level of weight-bearing. However, there is limited evidence regarding the feasibility of use of such devices in controlling weight-bearing, and their full potential remains to be elucidated.

Objective: To investigate the feasibility of using ambulant biofeedback training devices to improve compliance with weight-bearing regimes in trauma patients with lower extremity fractures.

Methods: A literature review of the feasibility and clinical validity of ambulant biofeedback devices.

Results: Three clinically validated biofeedback devices were found feasible for use in monitoring the compliance of patients who have lower extremity fractures with different weight-bearing regimes.

Conclusion: Further information about the feasibility and clinical validity of biofeedback training devices is needed in order to optimize weight-bearing instructions for patients.

Original languageEnglish
Article number00092
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Volume52
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020

Keywords

  • lower extremity fracture
  • trauma patient
  • compliance
  • ambulatory biofeedback device
  • partial weight-bearing
  • TIME VISUAL BIOFEEDBACK
  • TIBIAL PLATEAU
  • THERAPY COMPLIANCE
  • REDUCTION

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