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Exercise reduces pain and improves function before hip, but not knee, replacement surgery

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March 2013

Exercise reduces pain and improves function before hip, but not knee, replacement surgery

Vol: 2| Issue: 2| Number:235| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Does exercise reduce pain and improve physical function before hip or knee replacement surgery? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Jan;94(1):164-76. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2012.08.211. Epub 2012 Sep 4

Contributing Authors:
SD Gill H McBurney

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Dr. Stephen Gill discusses benefits of preoperative exercise before joint replacement surgery.

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In this systematic review, 18 studies examining the preoperative effects of exercise-based interventions on pain and physical function of patients waiting to undergo hip or knee replacement surgery were evaluated. Following comparisons of groups who participated in exercise and those who did not, results indicated that exercise alleviated pain and improved physical function for patients waiting to...

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