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ACE Report #6769
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Continuous passive motion offers no benefit in postacute rehabilitation after TKA


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

Randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of continuous passive motion after total knee replacement

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Jul;95(7):1240-5

Contributing Authors: JA Herbold K Bonistall M Blackburn J Agolli S Gaston C Gross A Kuta S Babyar

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Synopsis

145 patients who had undergone total knee arthroplasty and had poor postoperative knee range of motion were included in this study. Patients randomized to either a continuous passive motion group or control group for rehabilitation at an inpatient rehabilitation facility. Measures of range of motion (flexion and extension), functional outcome, walking ability, and length of stay were evaluated at ...

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