Treatment of pain in TKA: Favoring post-op physical activity

Maria Assunta Servadei, Stefano Della Villa, Danilo Bruni, Francesco Iacono, Stefano Zaffagnini, Giulio Maria Marcheggiani Muccioli, Alice Bondi, Tommaso Bonanzinga, Maurilio Marcacci

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The surgical treatment of a severe degenerative joint disease (DJD) of the knee with a Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) produces a new surgical normality. To develop a new functional normality starting from this new surgical normality is never an easy step, most of all when the new functional normality is expected to be at a high demand activity level. Postoperative pain resolution is obviously the first and mandatory request to be satisfied in order to progress toward a new complete functional normality. A correct rehabilitation protocol, based on a correctly administered physical activity, is fundamental in reducing the incidence of functional complications which are incompatible with sport activity resumption. Moderate running or jogging is not generally considered a dangerous exercise; however, is not so harmless. Biking is surely the physical activity with the lowest impact on the knee after TKA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSports Injuries: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9783642156304, 9783642156298
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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