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ACE Report #11835
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Physical function and quality of life improved with tai chi chuan vs. standard exercise post-TKA


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Tai chi chuan exercises improve functional outcomes and quality of life in patients with primary total knee arthroplasty due to knee osteoarthritis

Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2019 May;35:121-125.

Contributing Authors: L Li Y Zhang G Wang G Duan S Cheng

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Synopsis

129 elderly patients with end-stage knee osteoarthritis and scheduled for a primary unilateral total knee arthroplasty were randomized to receive post-operative traditional Chinese tai chi chuan (TCC) exercise therapy or standard exercise therapy for 12 weeks. Outcomes of interest included the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis (WOMAC) pain and physical function score, the 6-...

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