Prehabilitation Could Help Knee and Hip Replacement Patients Recover
Source: Daily Rx
With the number of total knee and hip replacements on the rise, doctors are looking for ways to reduce the amount of care needed after surgery. Prehabilitation (physical therapy before surgery) could help patients recover faster and save money.
Rehabilitation following knee or hip replacement is the standard of care. The physical therapy is designed to help patients adjust to new joints and strengthen muscles.
A new study found that physical therapy before the joint replacement surgeries reduced the need for rehab after the surgery.