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Table 3 Characteristics of the five trials included in the comparison

From: A non-invasive biomechanical device and treatment for patients following total hip arthroplasty: results of a 6-month pilot investigation

  Time post-surgery Number Treatment duration Groups Age Weight (kg) Height (cm) Measurements
Galea et al. [41] 2 months 23 8 weeks Center-based exercise (n = 11) 68.6 (9.7) 76.3 (14.4) 160 (10) WOMAC osteoarthritis index, gait velocity, step length
Home-based exercise (n = 12) 66.6 (7.9) 81.6 (20.3) 160 (10)
Husby et al. [45] 1 week 24 4 weeks Strength training (n = 12) 58 (5) 84.6 (11.2) 174 (9) Step length
Conventional rehabilitation (n = 12) 56 (8) 80.9 (18.4) 170 (11)
Jan et al. [46] 6 years 53 12 weeks High-intensity training (n = 13) 58.8 (12.9) Missing 159.5 (7.6) Gait velocity
Low-intensity training (n = 13) 59.3 (10.3) 158.4 (4.6)
Control (n = 27) 57.0 (12.8) 163.0 (9.7)
Hesse et al. [47] 3 weeks 79 10 days Treadmill therapy (n = 39) 64.7 (13.1) 70.9 (14.4) 166.4 (8.9) Harris hip score, velocity
Control (n = 40) 65.5 (9.9) 72.7 (12.1) 166.6 (8.6)
Current analysis 3 months 19 26 weeks AposTherapy (n = 19) 63.0 (9.8) 74.8 (15.9) 164.6 (7.4) WOMAC osteoarthritis index, gait velocity, step length, single limb support