The LegTutor system used with both open and closed kinetic chain exercises

Total Knee Replacement

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In the March edition of Clinical Rehabilitation http://bit.ly/ei1jp2 Dr Nuria Sa´nchez Labraca and her team from the Department of Nursing and Physical Therapy, University of, Almeria (UAL), Spain and the Department of Physical Therapy, University of Granada (UGR), Spain investigated the benefits of starting rehabilitation within 24 hours of primary total knee arthroplasty. The study found that the initiation of rehabilitation within 24 hours of total knee arthroplasty reduced the hospital stay and the number of sessions required for patients to achieve autonomy
The earlier onset of treatment also reduced pain and improved the range of motion and muscle strength.
The LegTutor system is used to encourage and motivate the patient to do intensive exercise practice. The virtual functional tasks can be used in both open and closed kinetic chain exercises. This allows practice of exercises that work on range of motion, strength and motor control.
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