Effect of Physiotherapy After Total Knee Replacement
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.
|Knee Osteoarthritis||Other: walking skill group Other: usual physiotherapy care|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||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|
- 6 minutes walk test [ Time Frame: preoperatively, baseline at 6 weeks, after the intervention at 3 months, 12onths ]
- Self reported pain and activity level(KOOS) [ Time Frame: preoperatively, 6 weeks, 3 months and 12 months ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: walking skill group
weight-bearing 12 times, 70 minutes
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.
Active Comparator: usual physiotherapy care
partial weight-bearing, 12 times, 40 minutes
Other: usual physiotherapy care
physiotherapy, mostly in non-weight bearing, 12 times 40 minutes
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00807716
|Section of Nursing and Health Science, University of Oslo|
|Oslo, Norway, 0318|
|Study Director:||Anne Marit Mengshoel, PhD||professor|