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Volume:2 Issue:4 Number:187 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #4377
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Intensive preoperative training feasible in frail, elderly patients awaiting THA

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OrthoEvidence. Intensive preoperative training feasible in frail, elderly patients awaiting THA. ACE Report. 2013;2(4):187. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/4377

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

Preoperative home-based physical therapy versus usual care to improve functional health of frail older adults scheduled for elective total hip arthroplasty: a pilot randomized controlled trial

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Apr;93(4):610-6. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2011.11.006. Epub 2012 Feb 24

Contributing Authors: E Oosting MP Jans JJ Dronkers RH Naber CM Dronkers-Landman SM Appelman-de Vries NL van Meeteren

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30 frail, elderly patients who were scheduled for total hip arthroplasty were randomized to receive either a 3-6 week home-based exercise program or standard preoperative measures to determine first, the feasibility of the home-exercise program and second, if there were differences in postoperative outcomes between the two therapies. Assessment at 6 weeks postoperatively indicated that the home-ba...

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