Does preoperative physiotherapy improve postoperative, patient-based outcomes in older adults who have undergone total knee arthroplasty? A systematic review

@article{Chesham2017DoesPP,
  title={Does preoperative physiotherapy improve postoperative, patient-based outcomes in older adults who have undergone total knee arthroplasty? A systematic review},
  author={Ross Alexander Chesham and S. Shanmugam},
  journal={Physiotherapy Theory and Practice},
  year={2017},
  volume={33},
  pages={30 - 9}
}
  • Ross Alexander Chesham, S. Shanmugam
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
  • ABSTRACT Background: Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability in older adults (≥60) in the UK. If nonsurgical management fails and if OA severity becomes too great, knee arthroplasty is a preferred treatment choice. Preoperative physiotherapy is often offered as part of rehabilitation to improve postoperative patient-based outcomes. Objectives: Systematically review whether preoperative physiotherapy improves postoperative, patient-based outcomes in older adults who have… CONTINUE READING
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