Optimizing Physical Activity Outcomes for Veterans After Total Knee Arthroplasty
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December 2017 -
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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,...