The Combination of Exercise and Manual Therapy Versus Exercise Alone in Total Knee Arthroplasty Rehabilitation: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.

Karaborklu Argut S. , Celik D. , Kilicoglu O. I.

PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
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  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/pmrj.12542
  • Dergi Adı: PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation


Background Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is one of the most commonly performed orthopedic surgeries in the lower extremity. However, patient dissatisfaction and functional disability are mostly experienced because of pain and limited range of motion (ROM). Although manual therapy is commonly implemented to improve ROM and modulate pain in the management of musculoskeletal disorders, there is a lack of evidence about its clinical effectiveness on postoperative TKA rehabilitation.