Pre-operative rehabilitation associated with minimal postoperative benefit after TJA
Does preoperative rehabilitation for patients planning to undergo joint replacement surgery improve outcomes? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trialsBMJ Open. 2016 Feb 2;6(2):e009857.
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22 randomized controlled trials (1492 patients) were included in this meta-analysis and systematic review to assess the clinical effectiveness of pre-operative rehabilitation (inclusive of physiotherapy and exercise regimens) performed prior to total joint arthroplasty. Pooled results, when compared with patients who did not receive pre-operative therapy, demonstrated that prehabilitation offered ...
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