EFFECTIVENESS OF PHYSIOTHERAPY INTERVENTIONS FOLLOWING PRIMARY UNILATERAL TOTAL KNEE ARTHROPLASTY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIALS
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 7796-7834
AbstractOsteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease that affects the weight bearing joints and prevents individuals from participating in activities of daily living and work. Osteoarthritis of the knee causes significant pain along with deterioration in function and mobility, with a higher prevalence in athletes and the elderly (65 years). Knee replacement in its various forms is the most common surgical treatment for osteoarthritis, and the number of knee replacements performed each year has increased in parallel with the increasing incidence of OA. The goal of this systematic review is to establish whether physiotherapy interventions have specific efficacy in the management of TKA, based on published studies. PEDro, Science Direct, PubMed, EBSCO host and Cochrane Library databases were searched from inception to 2nd March 2022. The study uses clinical or controlled trials in which some form of physiotherapy treatment was used to treat TKA.
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