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Is inpatient rehabilitation after a routine total knee replacement justified?

Andreas Loefler
Med J Aust 2017; 207 (6): 241-242. || doi: 10.5694/mja17.00362
Published online: 18 September 2017

More expensive treatment options do not always achieve better outcomes

Post-operative care and rehabilitation are integral parts of successful joint replacement surgery. Rehabilitation, whether as an inpatient or an outpatient, is necessary for regaining strength, a good range of motion, and a normal gait. As part of the pre-operative routine, patients are told what to expect after their surgery in terms of pain, mobility and hospital care. They are also prepared for inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation.

  • Andreas Loefler

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association, Sydney, NSW

Correspondence: a.loefler@aoa.org.au

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