Pathway-controlled fast-track rehabilitation after total knee arthroplasty: a randomized prospective clinical study evaluating the recovery pattern, drug consumption, and length of stay

@inproceedings{Hertog2012PathwaycontrolledFR,
  title={Pathway-controlled fast-track rehabilitation after total knee arthroplasty: a randomized prospective clinical study evaluating the recovery pattern, drug consumption, and length of stay},
  author={Adrianus den Hertog and Kerstin Gliesche and Juergen Timm and Bernd Muehlbauer and Sylvia Zebrowski},
  booktitle={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2012}
}
To investigate fast-track rehabilitation concept in terms of a measurable effect on the early recovery after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This was an open, randomized, prospective clinical study, comparing the fast-track rehabilitation—a pathway-controlled early recovery program (Joint Care®)—with standard postoperative rehabilitation care, after TKA. Overall, 147 patients had TKA (N = 74 fast-track rehabilitation, N = 73 standard rehabilitation). The fast-track rehabilitation patients… CONTINUE READING
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