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ACE Report #10008
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Modest, positive effect of hiking programme on knee function performance after TKA


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

The effects of a 3-month controlled hiking programme on the functional abilities of patients following total knee arthroplasty: a prospective, randomized trial

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2017 Nov;25(11):3387-3395

Contributing Authors: F Fischer C Hepperger P Gföller C Hoser H Ulmer W Schobersberger C Fink

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Synopsis

48 patients who had undergone total knee arthroplasty from 1-5 years prior to study enrollment were randomized to either an intervention or control. Patients allocated to the intervention group were to participate in a hiking programme, completing 2-3 sessions per week for 12 weeks. The control group patients were told to continue their normal activities for the study duration. Change in performan...

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