Early mobilization of patients who have had a hip or knee joint replacement reduces length of stay in hospital: a systematic review

Source:  Clinical Rehabilitation 2015, 29(9), 844-54

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Date of publication:  September 2015

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  the authors carried out a systematic review of the literature to discover any effects of early mobilization after hip or knee joint replacement surgery on length of stay in an acute hospital; finding that early mobilization can result in a reduced length of stay of 1.8 days without an increase in negative outcomes.

Length of publication:  11 pages

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Acknowledgement:  Clinical Rehabilitation

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