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Kirsten Buchanan



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93% of patients who have a total hip arthroplasty (THA) are due to end-stage osteoarthritis. 15-30% of patients who survive a stroke continue to live with a long-term disability. The most common abnormal gait pattern after surviving a stroke is due to hemiparesis. Patients who are deaf require greater visual and tactile cueing during gait training. Gait training has been shown to normalize gait patterns and increase functional mobility in patients after a total hip replacement (THR), THA revision and/or stroke. There is a lack of research investigating the optimal gait training plan of care (POC) for a patient with a THR, THA revision, stroke and deafness. The purpose of this case report was to investigate a comprehensive POC for a patient who is deaf and had a THR, a THA revision and a subacute stroke.

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Physical Therapy

Gait Training A Patient Who Was Deaf With Multiple Total Hip Revisions: A Case Report



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