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BACKGROUND total knee arthroplasty is an effective means for relieving the symptoms associated with degenerative arthritis of the knee. Rehabilitation is a necessary adjunct to surgery and is important in regaining optimum function. Access to high-quality rehabilitation services is not always possible, especially for those who live in rural or remote areas.(More)
We have developed a low-bandwidth, Internet-based telerehabilitation system to provide outpatient rehabilitation to patients who have undergone total knee arthroplasty. The preliminary efficacy of this treatment programme in terms of both physical and functional objective outcome measures was assessed on 21 patients. Subjects receiving a six-week(More)
QUESTION Which models of undergraduate/entry-level clinical education are being used internationally in allied health disciplines? What is the effect and, from the perspective of stakeholders, what are the advantages, disadvantages, and recommendations for successful implementation of different models of undergraduate/entry-level clinical education? (More)
After a total knee replacement, inadequate rehabilitation is associated with poor physical outcomes and a reduced longevity of the knee prosthesis. We have developed a low-bandwidth telemedicine system to enable rehabilitation services to be delivered directly to the home of patients in rural and remote areas. We have examined the experience of clinical(More)
The medial parapatellar (MP) approach in total knee arthroplasty is more common, but the subvastus (SV) approach is less insulting to the quadriceps. Whether the SV approach affords better outcomes was investigated using 90 participants with knee osteoarthritis, randomized to receive either SV or MP approaches and followed for 18 months. The primary outcome(More)
BACKGROUND During clinical placements, clinical educators facilitate student learning. Previous research has defined the skills, attitudes and practices that pertain to an ideal clinical educator. However, less attention has been paid to the role of student readiness in terms of foundational knowledge and attitudes at the commencement of practice education.(More)
A complication of total knee arthroplasty is patellar avascular necrosis. Surgical approaches for total knee arthroplasty include the medial parapatellar approach (MPa) and, less commonly, the subvastus approach (SVa). The argument that SVa retains better patellar vascularity than the MPa was investigated on 20 participants, (SVa, n = 10; MPa, n = 10) 18(More)
This systematic review was performed to compare the outcomes of the medial parapatellar and subvastus surgical approaches for total knee arthroplasty. Five studies, published between 1993 and 2001 met the inclusion quality standards for the review. The methodological quality of most studies was poor, and they were not sufficiently homogenous for(More)
Objective Faced with longstanding and increasing demand for specialist out-patient appointments that was unable to be met through usual medical consultant led care, Metro North Hospital and Health Service in 2014-15 established 11 allied health primary contact out-patient models of care.Methods The models involved six different allied health professions and(More)
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