- A formal unsupervised activity program should be recommended to all patients recovering from total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA).
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA) are common surgical procedures. There is a lack of consensus regarding post-operative activity guidelines and rehabilitation programs for patients undergoing TKA and THA. Therefore, the authors of this article aimed to provide a review of the available literature to offer best clinical practice guidelines for activity and rehabilitation recommendations following TKA and THA.
Determining the optimal exercise program for your patients should be based on rehabilitation phase, patient preferences and goals, current physical impairments, previous exercise levels, and more.
The authors conducted a review of the available literature on post-operative activity guidelines and rehabilitation programs. The authors also mapped out key activity interventions following TKA and THA which have been shown to provide meaningful improvements in post-operative recovery. Lastly,