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ACE Report #9877
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Similar functional recovery after THA between formal outpatient PT and home-based exercise therapy

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Formal Physical Therapy After Total Hip Arthroplasty Is Not Required: A Randomized Controlled Trial

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Apr 19;99(8):648-655

Contributing Authors: J Parvizi WJ Hozack RH Rothman JJ Purtill MS Austin BT Urbani AN Fleischman ND Fernando

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120 patients scheduled for primary, unilateral total hip arthroplasty (THA) were randomized to formal outpatient physical therapy or to a home-based exercise therapy program postoperatively for rehabilitation. Patients were assessed at 1-month follow-up and at 6-12 month follow-up for results on the Harris Hip Score, Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC), and Short...

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