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ACE Report #7601
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Monitored home-exercise program noninferior to clinic-based program for early TKR rehab


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

Early rehabilitation after total knee replacement surgery: a multicenter, noninferiority, randomized clinical trial comparing a home exercise program with usual outpatient care

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Feb;67(2):196-202.

Contributing Authors: AS Han L Nairn AR Harmer J Crosbie L March D Parker R Crawford M Fransen

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Synopsis

390 patients who had undergone primary unilateral total knee replacement were randomized to receive either a monitored home exercise program or usual rehabilitation care following surgery. This was done to determine whether a home exercise program provided inferior rehabilitation to standard care. The Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index, range of motion, and the 50-foot ...

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