Physiotherapy is a proven effective treatment strategy after total knee and hip arthroplasty (TKA/THA), however there is considerable practice variation regarding its timing, content and duration. This study aims to compare the (cost-) effectiveness of a standardized, treat-to-target postoperative physiotherapy strategy with usual postoperative care.
The aim of the present study is to evaluate the (cost-) effectiveness of a standardized, treat-to-target PPT strategy in TKA and THA patients compared to usual PPT. We hypothesize that with the standardized treat-to-target strategy better functional outcome can be achieved compared to usual care with lower costs (superiority study). The results of this study will be used to develop and implement a nationwide treatment strategy for PT after TKA/THA , and will be integrated in national guidelines of PTs and orthopaedic surgeons.
- To assess whether the functional outcome of a standardized, personalized treat-to-target PT strategy after TKA and THA is superior to usual care PPT after 3 months follow-up.
- To assess whether a standardized, personalized treat-to-target PPT strategy is more cost-effective compared to usual care PPT after 12 months follow-up.
- To assess whether the functional outcome of a standardized, personalized treat-to-target PPT strategy after TKA and THA is superior to usual care PPT during the Follow-up of 12 months.
- To assess the difference in function, performance-based tests, pain and quality of life, as well as anchor questions, and satisfaction question; between both groups over time (6 weeks, 3,6,9 and 12 months) during the first year.