Status: Active, not recruiting
Keywords: Immersion Therapy , Weight Bearing , Fractures of Lower Extremity , Fractures of Pelvis
IRB Number: 00031531
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub Specialties: Orthopaedic Trauma
The purpose of the study is to determine if a new pool-based physical therapy protocol lets people put partial weight on their fractured body part earlier than usual has an effect on the medical outcome. The use of pool therapy to improve and hasten healing of fractures has not been investigated previously, and the study is to obtain information that will help determine if pool therapy is a good way to get people mobilized faster than currently thought.
Our objective is to objectively characterize the weight bearing that a human subject experiences while undergoing a standardized physical therapy protocol that utilizes immersion therapy.
Principle Investigator: Erik Kubiak
Principle Department: Orthopedic Surgery