Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
versão impressa ISSN 1137-6627
LOPEZ-LIRIA, R. et al. Home care rehabilitation and physiotherapy in knee prosthesis. Anales Sis San Navarra [online]. 2012, vol.35, n.1, pp.99-113. ISSN 1137-6627. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1137-66272012000100009.
This review analyzes the existing studies on home care rehabilitation and physiotherapy in patients with a knee prosthesis intervention, identifying and synthesising the results of the interventions measured in terms of muscular strength, function, extension of the joint, walking, patient´s quality of life and cost of the service, compared with other alternative treatments. Nine databases have been analysed: IME, ENFISPO, CUIDEN PLUS, PUBMED, EMBASE, CINAHL, PEDro, COCHRANE library Plus and TRIP DATA BASE where 18 studies met the criteria for inclusion with information on 4,996 patients. Home care rehabilitation varies from one place to another and between studies (forms of care, application, duration, variable measures); but the idea is supported that this is as effective and acceptable as that received in an outpatients´ department. It accelerates the attainment of functional achievements in the short and medium term, entailing very brief hospital stays and a reduction in costs.
Palavras-chave : Prosthesis; Knee; Rehabilitation; Physiotherapy; Home.