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ACE Report #9970
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Benefit of supplemental upper body exercises to standard rehabilitation on hip function after THA


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

The effectiveness of supplementary arm and upper body exercises following total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis in the elderly: a randomized controlled trial

Clin Rehabil. 2017 Jul;31(7):881-890

Contributing Authors: D Mitrovic M Davidovic P Erceg J Marinkovic

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Synopsis

70 patients with end-stage hip osteoarthritis scheduled for total hip arthroplasty were randomized to postoperative rehabilitation including both supplementary arm and upper body exercises and standard lower limb exercises or to standard lower limb exercises alone. Patients were assessed for hip function and quality of life measures at 2 and 12 weeks postoperatively. Results demonstrated significa...

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