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ACE Report #4770
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

TKA: Significant improvement and shorter hospital stay achieved with early rehabilitation


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

Benefits of starting rehabilitation within 24 hours of primary total knee arthroplasty: randomized clinical trial

Clin Rehabil. 2011 Jun;25(6):557-66. doi: 10.1177/0269215510393759. Epub 2011 Mar 7

Contributing Authors: NS Labraca AM Castro-Sanchez GA Mataran-Penarrocha M Arroyo-Morales M Sanchez-Joya Mdel C Moreno-Lorenzo

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Synopsis

306 patients were randomized to determine the effect of the onset of physical rehabilitation following total knee arthroplasty. Patients were allocated to receive early rehabilitation (within the first 24 postoperative hours) or delayed rehabilitation (48-72h postoperatively), and were followed for outcomes in pain, range of motion (ROM), quadriceps and hamstring strength, autonomy in activities i...

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