Rehabilitation Following Total Knee Arthroplasty

  • Sandy B. Ganz


Reconstructive surgery has expanded tremendously with technologic advances in joint arthroplasty. Complex knee deformity with severe degenerative joint disease, associated bone deficits and soft tissue imbalances can now be successfully reconstructed with a myriad of modular knee implants that allows the surgeon to customize the prosthesis to the patient's specific problem. Technical advances and pressure of managed care have encouraged a more rapid advancement of patients and the associated need for more intense in patient rehabilitation. The orthopaedic surgeon, nursing, and rehabilitation staff must work together as a coordinated team with effective communication and common goals. It is paramount that the physical therapist be able to assess and modify the therapy program as indicated, utilizing basic knowledge of the surgical procedures.


Total Knee Arthroplasty Knee Flexion Total Knee Replacement Continuous Passive Motion Total Knee Arthroplasty Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandy B. Ganz
    • 1
  1. 1.The Hospital for Special SurgeryNew York

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