Rehabilitation for total knee arthroplasty
Rehabilitation protocols following total knee arthroplasty
physical therapy for total knee replacement.
In total knee arthroplasty recipients, muscular strength and power decrease by at least 24%.
Ours Experts protocol aim on a more demanding rehabilitation protocols to overcome these deficits.
Ours rehabilitation strategies incorporate movement velocity, a component of power. Given its preferential activation of type 2 muscle fibers, high velocity (HV) exercise improve functional mobility. This form of exercise is defined as performing a muscle contraction as quickly as possible, or in 1 second or less. In contrast to HV, a LV muscle contraction is performed in two seconds or more. Evidence indicates that HV exercises improve static and dynamic balance while decreasing quadriceps impairment.
On the other hand, high intensity (HI) rehabilitation solely focuses on strength, defined as the contraction force. This program includes progressive resistance exercises (PRE) and rapid progression to weight-bearing (WB) exercises.