Meta-analysis finds initial walking speed positively impacted by knee arthroplasty

Meta-analysis finds initial walking speed positively impacted by knee arthroplasty

Knee arthroplasty helped increase patients’ walking speed at 6 months to 60 months postoperatively, according to a study conducted by researchers in The Netherlands.
For the analysis, the authors looked through 16 independent comparisons of pre-operative and postoperative walking speed for patients who underwent knee arthroplasty. In all, they identified 12 studies in their survey of MEDLINE, Web of Science, and PEDro, for a total of 419 patients.

<p>Knee arthroplasty helped increase patients&rsquo; walking speed at 6 months to 60 months postoperatively, according to a study conducted by researchers in The Netherlands.<br />For the analysis, the authors looked through 16 independent comparisons of pre-operative and postoperative walking speed for patients who underwent knee arthroplasty. In all, they identified 12 studies in their survey of MEDLINE, Web of Science, and PEDro, for a total of 419 patients.</p>

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