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Months after rehab, knee and hip patients keep improving

-Chicago Tribune, Feb. 17, 2014

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A worker tries on a prosthetic leg for a patient at the Center of Advanced Prosthetics in San Jose (Juan Carlos Ulate Reuters, / February 12, 2013)

People who have had a knee or hip replacement reap the benefits of intense rehab months after they've returned home, according to a new analysis. "If you can get patients to a certain threshold level, they can do the rest of the rehabilitation on their own," coauthor Kenneth Ottenbacher told Reuters Health. "In a sense, these patients become their own physical therapists," he said. Ottenbacher directs the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences at UTMB.

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