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