Activity recommendations after total hip and total knee arthroplasty

Review written by Anthony Teoli info

Key Points

  1. A formal unsupervised activity program should be recommended to all patients recovering from total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA).
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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.

There is a lack of consensus regarding post-operative activity guidelines and rehabilitation programs for patients undergoing TKA and THA.
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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.

METHODS

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,

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