Effect of inpatient rehabilitation vs a monitored home-based program on mobility in patients with total knee arthroplasty

Source:  JAMA 2017, 317(10), 1037-46

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Date of publication:  March 2017

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Uncomplicated total knee arthroplasty patients were randomized to receive either 10 days of hospital inpatient rehabilitation followed by an 8-week clinician-monitored home-based program or the home-based program alone, plus there was an observational group which included only the home-based program.  Concluded that the use of inpatient rehabilitation compared with a monitored home-based program did not improve mobility at 26 weeks after surgery for this type of patient.

Length of publication:  10 pages

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Acknowledgement:  JAMA

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