TKA: Significant improvement and shorter hospital stay achieved with early rehabilitation
Benefits of starting rehabilitation within 24 hours of primary total knee arthroplasty: randomized clinical trialClin Rehabil. 2011 Jun;25(6):557-66. doi: 10.1177/0269215510393759. Epub 2011 Mar 7
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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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