27 Oct Physical Activity Doesn’t Increase After Hip Replacement
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Research Student, School of Health Sciences
University East Anglia
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: There is a lot of subjective evidence to suggest that physical activity does not improve following hip replacement we wanted to therefore synthesise the current evidence to come to a more objective conclusion.
The main finding from this study is that physical activity does not significantly change pre-operatively compared to up to one year post-operatively.
MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?
Response: That although a number of hip replacement patients have the procedure to be able to be more physically active there is no evidence that this is actually happening.
MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?
Response: Future research needs to better understand the physical activity goals of hip replacement patients and build a rehabilitation package that will allow them to be more physicaly active post-surgery.
MedicalResearch.com: Thank you for your contribution to the MedicalResearch.com community.
T. M. Withers, S. Lister, C. Sackley, A. Clark, T. O. Smith. Is there a difference in physical activity levels in patients before and up to one year after unilateral total hip replacement? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Rehabilitation, 2016;
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