Physical exercise after knee arthroplasty: a systematic review of controlled trials.

@article{Pozzi2013PhysicalEA,
  title={Physical exercise after knee arthroplasty: a systematic review of controlled trials.},
  author={Federico Pozzi and Lynn Snyder-Mackler and Joseph A. Zeni},
  journal={European journal of physical and rehabilitation medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={877-92}
}
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the gold standard treatment for end-stage knee osteoarthritis. Most patients report successful long-term outcomes and reduced pain after TKA, but recovery is variable and the majority of patients continue to demonstrate lower extremity muscle weakness and functional deficits compared to age-matched control subjects. Given the potential positive influence of postoperative rehabilitation and the lack of established standards for prescribing exercise paradigms… CONTINUE READING
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