A randomized controlled trial of exercise to improve mobility and function after elective knee arthroplasty. Feasibility, results and methodological difficulties.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of comparing two types of exercise regime aiming to improve mobility and function following knee arthroplasty. DESIGN: A single-blind randomized controlled trial. SUBJECTS: Patients with primary, unilateral knee osteoarthritis undergoing elective knee joint replacement. INTERVENTION: Home-based traditional exercise group (TEG) or home-based functional exercise group (FEG) following discharge from hospital. OUTCOME MEASURES: These included goniometry; a kne...Expand abstract
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