Home exercise effective after knee replacement

A monitored home exercise program in the first six weeks after knee replacement surgery has similar outcomes to standard rehabilitation, Sydney researchers report.

Their study looked at nearly 400 knee-replacement patients who were randomised to either a six-week monitored home exercise program or usual care, which generally involved clinic-based outpatient physiotherapy.

There were no significant differences between the two interventions in pain scores, physical function, knee flexion, knee extension or