The Effectiveness of Massage in Therapy for Obturator Nerve Dysfunction as Complication of Hip Joint Alloplasty—Case Report

Authors

  • Krzysztof Kassolik PhD, PT,

    1. Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Physiotherapy, University of Physical Education, Wrocław, Poland
    2. Institute of Physiotherapy, Public Higher Medical Professional School, Opole, Poland
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  • Donata Kurpas MD, PhD,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Family Medicine, Wrocław Medical University, Wrocław, Poland
    2. Institute of Nursing, Public Higher Medical Professional School, Opole, Poland
    • Correspondence

      Donata Kurpas, MD, PhD; Family Medicine Department, Wrocław Medical University, Ul. Syrokomli 1, 51-141 Wrocław, Poland.

      E-mail: dkurpas@hotmail.com

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  • Iwona Wilk MSc, PT,

    1. Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Physiotherapy, University of Physical Education, Wrocław, Poland
    2. Institute of Physiotherapy, Public Higher Medical Professional School, Opole, Poland
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  • Izabella Uchmanowicz PhD, MSc,

    1. Faculty of Nursing Science, Wrocław Medical University, Wrocław, Poland
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  • Jacek Hyży MSc, PT,

    1. Specialist Hospital MSW, Jelenia Góra, Poland
    2. Karkonosze College–Faculty of Life Sciences and Technology, Jelenia Góra, Poland
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  • Waldemar Andrzejewski PhD, PT

    1. Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Physiotherapy, University of Physical Education, Wrocław, Poland
    2. Institute of Physiotherapy, Public Higher Medical Professional School, Opole, Poland
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Abstract

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.

Design

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.

Methods

The methodology included correct positioning and medical massage with individually designed procedures.

Findings

Full normalization of muscular tone and subsidence of pain complaints were obtained.

Conclusions

Massage has a positive influence on subsidence of pain complaints; however, effectiveness of the procedure depends on an appropriate methodology.

Clinical relevance

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.

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