AAOS2019: Comparing immediate versus delayed postoperative physical therapy following TKA
Delaying Physical Therapy Prolongs Total Knee Arthroplasty Recovery
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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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