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Telerehabilitation – A Result Oriented Rehab After A Knee Surgery

There is a good news for people who reside in remote areas and cannot make it to a traditional rehab after a knee surgery. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) has published a paper that states that the effects of a telerehab are the same when compared to a traditional or conventional rehab. This telerehab is an internet based program that a patient can practice from one’s own house.

Dr. Trevor Russel from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, the author of this study says, “Although this telerahab is ten years old, its effectiveness was nor well demonstrated until now.” This new study however, offers a measurable evidence to the program.

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), nearly 581,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed every year for whom a post-surgery rehab is quintessential. Many patients who undergo a knee replacement surgery do not have access to traditional rehabs.

The conclusions this study has provided can now pave a way for a more widespread use of telerahabilitation which can be developed to be done using a home-based computer.

You can find additional details about the study in the January issue of JBJS.

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