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Volume:2 Issue:6 Number:115 ISSN#:2564-2537
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ACE Report #4527
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Pre-operative exercise reduces pain prior to knee or hip replacement surgery

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OrthoEvidence. Pre-operative exercise reduces pain prior to knee or hip replacement surgery. ACE Report. 2013;2(6):115. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/4527

Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Pre-operative interventions (non-surgical and non-pharmacological) for patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis awaiting joint replacement surgery--a systematic review and meta-analysis

Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2011 Dec;19(12):1381-95. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2011.09.001. Epub 2011 Sep 10

Contributing Authors: JA Wallis NF Taylor

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23 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) involving 1461 patients were identified to determine whether preoperative interventions for hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) would provide any benefit before and after joint replacement. The pooled results, albeit low to moderate evidence, indicated that preoperative interventions - particularly exercise - reduced pain in patients with hip and knee OA before ...

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