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ACE Report #5852
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Improved knee ROM & functional outcome with both low load stretch device and manipulation

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Manipulation under anaesthesia versus low stretch device in poor range of motion after TKA

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Dec;21(12):2751-8. doi: 10.1007/s00167-012-2152-x. Epub 2012 Aug 3

Contributing Authors: E Witvrouw J Bellemans J Victor

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64 patients with persistent knee stiffness following total knee arthroplasty were randomized to management with either manipulation under anaesthesia or a computer-controlled low load stretching device for 6 weeks, both in addition to 6 weeks of standardized physiotherapy. The purpose of this study was to compare the two groups after 6 weeks for active and passive knee range of motion, as well as ...

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