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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #8252
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Pre-operative physiotherapy ineffective in improving patient outcomes following TKA


Study Type:Systematic review
OE Level Evidence:3
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Does Pre-Operative Physiotherapy Improve Outcomes in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty? - A Systematic Review

J Arthroplasty. 2015 Sep;30(9):1657-63

Contributing Authors: IH Kwok B Paton FS Haddad

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Synopsis

Eleven randomized controlled trials analyzing the effect of pre-operative physiotherapy on postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were included. The purpose of this systematic review was to determine whether pre-operative physiotherapy (prehabilitation) improves patient outcomes following TKA. The results of this systematic review indicated that pre-operative p...

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