Early aquatic physical therapy improves function and does not increase risk of wound-related adverse events for adults after orthopedic surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Villalta2013EarlyAP,
  title={Early aquatic physical therapy improves function and does not increase risk of wound-related adverse events for adults after orthopedic surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Elizabeth M Villalta and Casey L Peiris},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2013},
  volume={94 1},
  pages={138-48}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether early postoperative aquatic physical therapy is a low-risk and effective form of physical therapy to improve functional outcomes after orthopedic surgery. DATA SOURCES Databases MEDLINE, CINAHL, AMED, Embase, and PEDro were searched from the earliest date available until October 2011. Additional trials were identified by searching reference lists and citation tracking. STUDY SELECTION Controlled trials evaluating the effects of aquatic physical therapy on… CONTINUE READING