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Volume:7 Issue:5 Number:17 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #11705
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Significant effect of preoperative training on Romberg results ahead of and following TKA


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Preoperative high-intensity strength training improves postural control after TKA: randomized-controlled trial

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2019 Apr;27(4):1057-1066. doi: 10.1007/s00167-018-5246-2

Contributing Authors: LL Andersen J Calatayud J Casana Y Ezzatvar J Vinstrup J Benitez

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Synopsis

50 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty were randomized to either an 8-week supervised, preoperative exercise program of strength and balance training, or to usual care. Patients were assessed for postural control on the Romberg test prior to surgery after the completion of preoperative intervention, and at 1 and 3 months postoperatively. Overall, center-of-pressure area with eyes open a...

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