Ergometer cycling after hip or knee replacement surgery: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Liebs2010ErgometerCA,
  title={Ergometer cycling after hip or knee replacement surgery: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Thoralf Randolph Liebs and Wolfgang Herzberg and Wolfgang R{\"u}ther and J{\"o}rg Haasters and Martin Russlies and Joachim Hassenpflug},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2010},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={814-22}
}
BACKGROUND The optimal treatment strategy following primary total hip or knee replacement remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of ergometer cycling after hip or knee replacement surgery on health-related quality of life and patient satisfaction. METHODS Three hundred and sixty-two patients were randomly assigned to either perform or not perform ergometer cycling beginning two weeks after total hip or knee replacement. The primary outcome was self-reported… CONTINUE READING
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