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Monday, November 3, 2014

Physical Therapy Before Surgery Reduces Costs and Care Needs

Most patients assume they only need physical therapy after surgery. But a new study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery reveals that one or two sessions of prehabilitation (physical therapy before surgery) can reduce postoperative care use by 29% for patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement, saving $1215 per patient.

According to new research, the main benefit of prehabilitation is that in just one or two sessions patients are more prepared for postoperative physical therapy. These sessions can include patient training on walking devices (such as a walker or cane), planning for recovery, and managing patient expectations.

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