❇️ Preoperative exercise program is beneficial and associated with a significant decrease in length of hospital stay.
❇️ Patients awaiting TKA typically have advanced degenerative changes causing impaired muscle strength, decreased range of motion, altered balance, and global deconditioning.
❇️ To minimize the effect of deconditioning patients benefit from prehabilitation
❇️ A Cochrane review of 2562 patients in 17 studies demonstrated benefits that included reduced pain and improved physical function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.
❇️ Prehabilitation delays or decreases the burden of patients requiring TKA
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