Navigation Links
Early Rehab May Help Speed Recovery After Knee Surgery

MONDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- The sooner rehabilitation begins after knee replacement, the better for both patients and hospitals, new research suggests.

In the study, published March 7 in the journal Clinical Rehabilitation, Spanish researchers compared more than 150 patients who began rehabilitation within 24 hours after knee arthroplasty surgery and a matched control group of patients who began rehabilitation 48 to 72 hours after surgery. All of the patients were aged 50 to 75.

On average, patients who started rehabilitation earlier spent two days less in the hospital and had five fewer rehabilitation sessions before they were discharged than those in the control group.

The patients in the early rehabilitation group also had less pain, a greater range of joint motion, improved muscle strength, and scored higher on gait and balance tests, study author Adelaida M. Castro Sanchez, from the University of Almeria, and colleagues found.

The researchers noted in a journal news release that hospitals are trying to cut patient stays in order to reduce costs, and early rehabilitation after knee replacement surgery helps achieve this. Other benefits of early patient mobility include reduced risk of hospital-acquired infections and complications such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, chest infection and urinary infection.

More information

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has more about recovery from knee replacement surgery.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Clinical Rehabilitation, news release, March 6, 2011

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Smoking During Early Pregnancy May Put Babys Heart at Risk
2. Spontaneous smoking cessation may be an early symptom of lung cancer, research suggests
3. K-State chemists work brings more national recognition as promising early-career scientist
4. Early Symptoms in Menopause Might Protect Heart
5. Bone drug zoledronic acid may help prevent spread of early lung cancer
6. Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation awards nearly $1M to HBV, HCV awareness, prevention and care
7. Early Childhood Might Affect Love Life in Adult
8. Screening mammograms catch second breast cancers early
9. Kids With Perforated Appendix May Benefit From Early Surgery
10. Clots in Coronary Stents More Likely in Early Morning
11. Delivery Even a Bit Early May Mean Developmental Delays
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Early Rehab May Help Speed Recovery After Knee Surgery
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is proud ... and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds and ... the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. – ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at ... of the most popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The ... that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains ... possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to ... dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and ... apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans ... frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ... products, announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. ... so you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017   Montrium , ... File solutions, today—from the IQPC Trial Master Files ... , NL)—announced that EastHORN Clinical Services has selected ... programs and TMF management. EastHORN, a leading European ... platform to increase transparency to enable greater collaboration ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... 2017  As the latest Obamacare repeal effort moves ... (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) medical ... device industry is in an odd place.  The industry ... excise tax on medical device sales passed along with ... patients, increased visits and hospital customers with the funding ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... --  ZirMed Inc ., a recognized leader in cloud-based revenue ... been ranked #1 by its users for the seventh consecutive ... Survey. ZirMed was recognized as the top-ranked end-to-end revenue cycle ... over 200 beds and holds one of the longest #1 ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: