Pedal powers knee patients to recovery

A simple and inexpensive pedalling-based protocol has been shown to be more effective than standard rehabilitation in the immediate postoperative period after total knee replacement (TKR). The findings, from a Queensland study randomising 60 TKR patients to either a 3-exercise pedalling program or a 10-exercise non-pedalling program, surprised even the researchers. Orthopaediac surgeon Associate Professor Chris Vertullo told the limbic ...

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