New Research Study Promises Improved Rehab

In order to identify improvements to post-operative rehabilitation programs, researchers will examine the effects of a high-intensity physical therapy for total knee replacement patients. The study, which is recruiting eligible patients through 2013 via physician recommendation, includes high-intensity exercises and weight lifting to strengthen various muscle groups. Patients will receive home and outpatient physical therapy for 11 weeks, all the while steadily increasing the amount of activity.

Patients who are considering a total knee replacement are encouraged to consult the physicians at Colorado Joint Replacement to see if they are eligible to participate in the study and take advantage of the research-related rehabilitation services. For more information on this and other research taking place at Colorado Joint Replacement and the Porter Center for Joint Replacement, call 720-524-1367.

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About Porter Adventist Hospital

Porter Adventist Hospital is a full service, Nursing Magnet designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center for complex medicine and surgery patients. Porter specializes in cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation. Porter is sponsored by Adventist Health System and is part of Centura Health, Colorados largest hospital and health care network. The network includes the Centura Health Trauma System, Centura Heart Network, Centura Health Stroke Network, and Centura Health Cancer Network. For more information on Porter Adventist Hospital, visit porterhospital.org or follow the hospital via Twitter @PorterHospital and facebook.com/PorterAdventistHospital.