Guidelines for the early restoration of active knee flexion after total knee arthroplasty: Implications for rehabilitation and early intervention

Jay Ebert, Claire Munsie, Brendan Joss

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    Abstract

    Objectives To investigate the association between active knee flexion at initial (1-2wk) and final (7wk) outpatient visits after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), and to develop a guide for the expected progression of knee flexion in the subacute postoperative phase. Design Prospective case series. Setting Rehabilitation clinic. Participants Consecutive sample of patients (N=108) who underwent TKA between December 2007 and August 2012. Intervention TKA followed by a standardized, 5-week outpatient rehabilitation program (2 sessions per week) immediately after hospital discharge. Main Outcome Measure Active knee flexion was recorded on the patient's first outpatient visit (1-2wk) and then biweekly throughout the patient's 5-week outpatient rehabilitation program. Results Active knee flexion at initial (1-2wk) and final (7wk) outpatient visits were significantly correlated (r=.86, P
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1135-1140
    JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Volume95
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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