Effect of Physiotherapy After Total Knee Replacement

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 12, 2008
Last Update Posted : December 5, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vigdis Bruun-Olsen, University of Oslo

December 11, 2008
December 12, 2008
December 5, 2014
October 2008
December 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
6 minutes walk test [ Time Frame: preoperatively, baseline at 6 weeks, after the intervention at 3 months, 12onths ]
Same as current
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Self reported pain and activity level(KOOS) [ Time Frame: preoperatively, 6 weeks, 3 months and 12 months ]
Same as current
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Effect of Physiotherapy After Total Knee Replacement
The Immediate and Long Term Effects of a Walking-skill Program Compared to Usual Physiotherapy Care in Patients Who Have Undergone Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA): A Randomized Controlled Trial

Physiotherapy plays an important part in rehabilitation after total knee arthroplasty. Even if this is a common practice, few studies have been performed on this issue.

The prime aim of this study is to examine the effects of an ambulatory individualized task-oriented exercise program compared with current ambulatory physiotherapy(usual care)on activity performance and self efficacy beliefs in the time span 6 weeks to 3 months after total knee arthroplasty with a follow-up at twelve months.

HO:Task oriented physiotherapy has better effect than usual care on activity performance and self-efficacy beliefs in the time span 6 weeks to 3 months after total knee replacement.

A randomized controlled trial was performed with an experiment group having task oriented exercises in only weight-bearing 12 times from 6 weeks to 12 weeks after the operation, while the control group had usual physiotherapy care during the same time span. The primary outcome was walking measured by the six minutes walk test. Other performed and self reported measures of physical functioning were performed, at baseline, six weeks after the operation, immediately after the intervention at 12-14 weeks and with a follow-up nine months after the intervention.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Other: walking skill group
    12 Individualized group training sessions with focus on functional exercises like walking and stair climbing including balance training under physiotherapy guidance, 12 times 70 minutes.
  • Other: usual physiotherapy care
    physiotherapy, mostly in non-weight bearing, 12 times 40 minutes
  • Experimental: walking skill group
    weight-bearing 12 times, 70 minutes
    Intervention: Other: walking skill group
  • Active Comparator: usual physiotherapy care
    partial weight-bearing, 12 times, 40 minutes
    Intervention: Other: usual physiotherapy care
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December 2011
December 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary gonarthrosis
  • Good written and oral understanding of Norwegian
  • Good cognitive function

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe gonarthrosis in the other knee or coxarthrosis
  • Neurological disorders or rheumatoid arthritis
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
55 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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Vigdis Bruun-Olsen, University of Oslo
University of Oslo
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Study Director: Anne Marit Mengshoel, PhD professor
University of Oslo
December 2014

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