Update on physiotherapy rehabilitation after total knee or hip replacement

Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee
Record ID 32014000647
Authors' recommendations: OHTAC recommends the health system support the move towards community-based physiotherapy after primary total knee or hip replacement and discharge from acute care. In regards to location of physiotherapy within the community, the health system should allow for flexibility, depending on the local care context and the patients' needs. Current initiatives that are underway in the province to improve allocation of physiotherapy services for primary hip and knee replacement patients should be supported by the health care system. For patients who could attend an outpatient physiotherapy clinic, consideration may be given to a self-managed home exercise program with a physiotherapist monitoring through phone calls. The full benefit of a preoperative exercise program is not as yet realized.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2014
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip
  • Physical Therapy Modalities
  • Continuity of Patient Care
  • Postoperative Care
Organisation Name: Health Quality Ontario
Contact Address: Evidence Development and Standards, Health Quality Ontario, 130 Bloor Street West, 10th floor, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 1N5
Contact Name: EDSinfo@hqontario.ca
Contact Email: OH-HQO_hta-reg@ontariohealth.ca
Copyright: Health Quality Ontario
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