Review of preoperative rehabilitation in TKA patients yields inconclusive results
Does Preoperative Rehabilitation Improve Patient- Based Outcomes in Persons Who Have Undergone Total Knee Arthroplasty? A Systematic ReviewPM R. 2012 Oct;4(10):756-67. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2012.06.005
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This systematic review identified 7 studies assessing the effects of a pre-operative rehabilitation program on the outcomes of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Results indicated weak effect sizes for pre-operative rehabilitation on improvement of Western Ontario and McMaster Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) scores, range of motion and knee strength. However, there was a moderate effect size for length o...
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