Source: Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery American 2014, 96 (19), e165
Date of publication: October 2014
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: This study showed that in the USA, among patients who underwent primary hip or knee arthroplasty, those who participated in preoperative physiotherapy had a 29% decrease in the use of any post discharge care The type of ‘prehabilitation’ delivered was around training on postoperative assistive walking devices, planning for recovery, and managing patient expectations, and not from multiple, intensive training sessions to develop strength and range of motion.
Length of publication: 8 pages
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Acknowledgement: Medical News Today