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CORKA

Trial categories: Bones and joints; Muscles;

Sponsoring organisation: University of Oxford

COmmunity based Rehabilitation after Knee Arthroplasty (CORKA). A Prospective two arm individually randomised controlled trial.

This study will determine the difference in outcome for people undergoing knee arthroplasty (knee replacement), between a community based rehabilitation programme and usual care.

Participants in this study will be randomly assigned to either usual care or a community based rehabilitation programme. The programme will consist of exercises and practice of functional activities. It will be set up by a Physiotherapist and supervised by a Rehabilitation Assistant with occupational therapy involvement.

The study will help to inform the way rehabilitation after knee replacement is delivered, determining whether a home based rehabilitation programme is different usual care physiotherapy.

Who can take part in the study?

Men and women aged 55 or above can take part in the study if they:

  • have undergone a primary knee replacement (not a revision)
  • are identified as having the potential to benefit from increased rehabilitation
  • are not scheduled for any further lower limb surgery in the next year
  • do not have rheumatoid arthritis.

For further details please contact the CORKA Trial team: 01865 737958

or go to:

http://corka.octru.ox.ac.uk

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