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Pilates training for use in rehabilitation after total hip and knee arthroplasty: a preliminary report.
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PMID:  19283437     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recently, a strong emphasis has been placed on establishing rehabilitation protocols after primary total hip and knee arthroplasty in an attempt to shorten, improve, and standardize the postoperative period of recovery. Less invasive surgical techniques, patient demands, and the pressure of insurance regulations have forced postoperative rehabilitation to be placed on an expedited scale. With these concerns in mind, we introduce a pre- and postarthroplasty program involving the Pilates method. Modified exercises have been developed to account for the postoperative precautions and needs of total hip and knee arthroplasty patients. A patient-driven interest in the use of Pilates for postoperative rehabilitation has led to the development of our programs following total hip or knee arthroplasty. In reviewing our early observations of a small series of patients, it appears this technique can be utilized without early complications; however, further studies are necessary to confirm its utility and safety. Level of Evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study. See the Guidelines for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.
Brett Levine; Beth Kaplanek; William L Jaffe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-03-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  467     ISSN:  1528-1132     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-28     Completed Date:  2009-06-05     Revised Date:  2013-06-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1468-75     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip / rehabilitation*
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee / rehabilitation*
Exercise Movement Techniques / methods*
Middle Aged
Range of Motion, Articular
Recovery of Function
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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