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ACE Report #6682
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

CPANC: Superiority of post-acute physiotherapy for THA remains uncertain

Study Type:Systematic review
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Post-Acute Physiotherapy for Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Cochrane Systematic Review

Contributing Authors: MD Westby D Jones S Carr D Kennedy M Doyle-Waters V Brander M Bell C Backman

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


14 studies (n=1148) were included in this systematic review of literature comparing post-acute physiotherapy to control interventions following total hip arthroplasty (THA) with respect to pain, function, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The result indicated physiotherapy was favoured over control interventions with respect to short-term pain, physical function, and health-related quali...

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