Research Article
Volume 12 Issue 10 - 2021
Comprehensive Rehabilitation Action Protocol for Total Knee Arthroplasty
Tahuser Martínez Lara1*, Neysa Margarita Pérez Rodríguez2, Pavel Yosvany Suárez Guevara3 and Zakkan Martínez Lara4
1Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the International Orthopedic Scientific Complex “Frank País”, Finlay-Albarrán Faculty, University of Medical Sciences of Havana, Cuba
2Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the University of Medical Sciences, Victoria de Girón School, University of Medical Sciences of Havana, Cuba
3Comprehensive General Medicine of the Elpidio Berovides Polyclinic, Finlay-Albarrán Faculty, University of Medical Sciences of Havana, Cuba
4Comprehensive General Medicine of CUBAZALUD, Diploma in Intensive Care, Master in Traumatological Emergencies, Instructor Teacher, Peru
*Corresponding Author: Tahuser Martínez Lara, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the International Orthopedic Scientific Complex “Frank País”, Finlay-Albarrán Faculty, University of Medical Sciences of Havana, Cuba.
Received: July 07, 2021; Published: September 30, 2021


Introduction: Total knee arthroplasty is an effective technique that has been shown to provide pain relief and recovery of function in most patients when non-surgical therapeutic measures fail. It involves the replacement of the knee joint by a prosthetic mechanism. Physical therapy is an important part of restoring mobility after surgery.

Objective: To establish a guide for the pre and post-operative rehabilitation treatment that will be applied to patients with total knee arthroplasty.

Methods: As a search strategy, the Health Information Locator (LIS) located on the Cuban Rehabilitation Medicine portal at Informed was accessed. A systematic review was carried out, by means of electronic search and in libraries of national and foreign medical journals indexed in Scielo, Imbiomed and Pubmed for 10 years. The search strategy was developed in the period from January to May 2021.

Conclusion: The application of a rehabilitation protocol for patients in the pre- and post-operative period of total knee arthroplasty contributes to the improvement of the prognosis and quality of life of these patients. To achieve greater success after surgery and reduce both hospital costs and rehabilitation time, it is important to prepare the patient pre and post-operatively by teaching exercises focused on improving both muscle and joint levels.

Keywords: Total Knee Arthroplasty; Rehabilitation; Pre- and Post-Surgical Care; Rehabilitation Protocol


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