Proprioception After Total Knee Replacement

슬관절 전치환술 이후의 고유수용성 감각 변화

  • Kim, Jae-Hun (Department of Physical Therapy, Sunlin University)
  • Received : 2011.03.06
  • Accepted : 2011.03.20
  • Published : 2011.03.30


Purpose : The purpose of this article was to review the literature on change of knee position sense after total knee replacement intervention in knee rehabilitation. Methods : This review outlines scientific findings regarding different literature data in knee rehabilitation, and discusses proprioceptive change of knee joints after total knee replacement intervention. Result : Severe pain and diminished joint sensation may precipitate degenerative changes of knees joint, and a strong association between decreased proprioception and function has been identified in elderly patients with knee osteoarthritis. Total knee replacement(TKR) of the knee joint are effective surgical procedures in osteoarthritis patients, resulting in decreased pain, and improved physical function and quality of life in patients. After total knee replacement, joint position sensation is partially recovered, which may improve functional stability of the knee, but aspects of physical functioning are not fully restored to preoperative status. Conclusions : Thus, recovery rate in proprioception after TKR also is considered to be important because it may be a significant risk factor in failure of total knee replacement and knee rehabilitation intervention.