Physiotherapy before TJA reduces post discharge care

Source:  Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery American 2014, 96 (19), e165

Follow this link for the abstract

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

Some important notes:  You will need an NHS Athens username and password to access this article.  Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text.  Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement:  Medical News Today


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