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[STUDY]The Combination of Exercise and Manual Therapy Vs Exercise Alone in Total Knee Arthroplasty Rehabilitation


December 10, 2021
By Staff
©//Tirachard Kumtanom

Background

Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is one of the most commonly performed orthopedic surgeries in the lower extremity. However, patient dissatisfaction and functional disability are mostly experienced because of pain and limited range of motion (ROM). Although manual therapy is commonly implemented to improve ROM and modulate pain in the management of musculoskeletal disorders, there is a lack of evidence about its clinical effectiveness on postoperative TKA rehabilitation.

Conclusions: A structured exercise program combined with manual therapy can be more beneficial in improving pain, function, and patient satisfaction compared to exercise program alone for postoperative TKA patients.

https://doi.org/10.1002/pmrj.12542

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