Hydrotherapy Versus Physiotherapy for Short-term Rehabilitation After Primary TKR

H

Hadassah Medical Center

Status

Completed

Conditions

Osteoarthritis
Total Knee Replacement

Treatments

Other: Hydrotherapy
Other: Physiotherapy

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00878358
Hydrotherapy-HMO-CTIL

Details and patient eligibility

About

Primary objective: To compare the effects of short term therapy post total knee replacement (TKR) between a hydrotherapy treatment group and a physiotherapy treatment group. Secondary objectives: To compare the effects of short term therapy post total knee replacement (TKR) between a hydrotherapy treatment group and a physiotherapy treatment group based on measurements of timed up and go (TUG, as primary outcome), range of motion, pain and quality of life.

Enrollment

100 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Candidates for first total knee replacement surgery.

    • Age over 18.
    • Diagnosed with Osteoarthritis.
    • Consent to participate in the trial.

Exclusion criteria

    • Rheumatic diseases.
  • Neurological diseases involving lower limbs.
  • Prior knee surgery in operated knee.
  • Secreting surgical wound.
  • Skin diseases.
  • Incontinence.
  • Incapable of signing informed consent.
  • Patients living outside Jerusalem

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

100 participants in 2 patient groups

Physiotherapy
Active Comparator group
Treatment:
Other: Physiotherapy
Hydrotherapy
Experimental group
Treatment:
Other: Hydrotherapy

Trial contacts and locations

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