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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #771
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Short-term benefits of physiotherapy exercise after knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis


Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise after knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.

BMJ. 2007 Oct 20;335(7624):812. Epub 2007 Sep 20

Contributing Authors: CJ Minns Lowe KL Barker M Dewey CM Sackley

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Synopsis

This systematic review and meta-analysis identified 6 trials (1 excluded from meta-analysis; 554 participants in the 5 trials) that looked at physiotherapy-administered exercise programs for rehabilitation as an intervention after elective primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in patients with osteoarthritis. Results from the meta-analysis showed that functional exercises prescribed by physiothera...

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