Costs and effectiveness of pre- and post-operative home physiotherapy for total knee replacement: randomized controlled trial.

@article{Mitchell2005CostsAE,
  title={Costs and effectiveness of pre- and post-operative home physiotherapy for total knee replacement: randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Caroline Anne Mitchell and J Walker and Stephen Walters and Anne B Morgan and Teena Binns and Nigel Mathers},
  journal={Journal of evaluation in clinical practice},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={283-92}
}
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To assess the effectiveness of pre- and post-operative physiotherapy at home for unilateral total knee replacement (TKR). METHODS In this pragmatic randomized controlled trial set in participants' homes (four primary care trust areas) and physiotherapy outpatients in a South Yorkshire teaching hospital trust, 160 osteoarthritis patients waiting for unilateral TKR were randomly allocated to intervention (home) group (n=80) or control (hospital outpatient) group (n=80). The… CONTINUE READING
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