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ACE Report #11370
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

AAOS2019: No difference in LOS between physio started on the day of surgery versus POD1 after TKA

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

Physical Therapy on Postoperative Day 0 Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial of 394 Patients

Contributing Authors: CJ Della Valle J Li BR Levine D Nam TL Gerlinger DD Bohl B Darrith T Edmiston TE Calkins

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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.


394 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty were randomized to start physical therapy either in the afternoon of the operative day or in the morning of postoperative day 1. The primary purpose of this study was to determine if earlier initiation of physical therapy was associated with a significant reduction in length of hospital stay. Results demonstrated no significant difference between ...

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