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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Optimizing Physical Activity Outcomes for Veterans After Total Knee Arthroplasty
Principal Investigator:

Cory Christiansen

Location: Denver, CO
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: December 2017 - November 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $265,290
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


More than 700,000 total knee arthroplasty surgeries are performed annually to alleviate pain and disability associated with osteoarthritis; a chronic, degenerative condition present in 43% of Veterans using VA services. Although total knee arthroplasty intervention improves pain and self-reported physical function, objective physical activity remains low and nearly unchanged from pre-surgery levels up to one year after rehabilitation. These data suggest that current conventional rehabilitation,...

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