The Effectiveness of Massage in Therapy for Obturator Nerve Dysfunction as Complication of Hip Joint Alloplasty—Case Report
Article first published online: 18 JUN 2013
© 2013 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 39, Issue 6, pages 311–320, November/December 2014
How to Cite
Kassolik, K., Kurpas, D., Wilk, I., Uchmanowicz, I., Hyży, J. and Andrzejewski, W. (2014), The Effectiveness of Massage in Therapy for Obturator Nerve Dysfunction as Complication of Hip Joint Alloplasty—Case Report. Rehabilitation Nursing, 39: 311–320. doi: 10.1002/rnj.113
- Issue published online: 8 NOV 2014
- Article first published online: 18 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 APR 2013
- Obturator nerve;
- hip joint alloplasty;
- medical massage
The purpose of our case presentation was to reveal effectiveness of medical massage in the therapy for obturator nerve dysfunction as a complication of hip joint alloplasty.
Medical massage was carried out in a 58-year-old man after hip joint alloplasty. The aim was to normalize tension of muscle–ligament–fascia apparatus within pelvic girdle and reconstruct correct structural conditions in the course of obturator nerve.
The methodology included correct positioning and medical massage with individually designed procedures.
Full normalization of muscular tone and subsidence of pain complaints were obtained.
Massage has a positive influence on subsidence of pain complaints; however, effectiveness of the procedure depends on an appropriate methodology.
The presented massage procedure is an effective therapy in obturator nerve dysfunction as complication after alloplasty and it can be one of elements of complex improvement after surgical joint procedures within the scope of nursing rehabilitation.