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ACE Report #11361
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

AAOS2019: Comparing immediate versus delayed postoperative physical therapy following TKA

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Delaying Physical Therapy Prolongs Total Knee Arthroplasty Recovery

Contributing Authors: AF Duque AC Ong P Boyle AP Mora ZD Post DY Ponzio F Orozco

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


110 patients scheduled for a primary unilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were randomized to receive an immediate or delayed physiotherapy protocol following surgery. Outcomes of interest included the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS), VR-12 scores, visual analog scale (VAS) pain scores, range of motion, number of therapy visits, the Timed Up and Go (TUG) test, and rate of ma...

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