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Preoperative physical therapy for severe osteoarthritis of the knee. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. Directory Publication. 2014
Physical therapy may be beneficial both before and after joint replacement surgery in patients with severe osteoarthritis (OA). In general, the goal of physical therapy in patients with OA is to increase function and physical activity despite pain and stiffness. Perioperative goals include faster recovery time, shorter hospital length of stay (LOS), and increased range of motion (ROM) and function.
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Activities of Daily Living; Adults; Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee; Exercise Therapy; Knee Joint; Osteoarthritis, Knee; Pain; Physical Therapy Modalities; Preoperative Care; Range of Motion, Articular; Recovery of Function; Treatment Outcome
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HAYES, Inc., 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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