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Frontiers in Medical Science Research, 2023, 5(7); doi: 10.25236/FMSR.2023.050703.

A Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Otago Exercise in Patients after Hip and Knee Replacement


Jiayang Zhang1, Yin Yang2, Xinyu Zhang1, Xinjian Ai1

Corresponding Author:
Yin Yang

1School of Nursing, Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi, China

2Second Department of Orthopedics, Xi'an Central Hospital, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China


Hip and knee osteoarthritis is common in the elderly, and its prevalence is increasing, which is one of the important causes of physical disability. At present, hip and knee replacement is one of the important means of treatment, and it is of great significance to promote the recovery of limb function as soon as possible. In order to evaluate the effect of Otago exercise on hip and knee replacement after hip and knee replacement, this study conducted a meta-analysis of relevant clinical studies to provide a theoretical basis for clinical care. Meta results showed that Otago exercise had a good effect after hip/knee replacement, which could reduce the level of phobia, improve fall efficiency and balance ability, promote the recovery of hip/knee function, reduce joint swelling, and further improve patients' daily living ability.


Hip arthroplasty; Knee arthroplasty; Otago exercise program; Meta-analysis

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Jiayang Zhang, Yin Yang, Xinyu Zhang, Xinjian Ai. A Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Otago Exercise in Patients after Hip and Knee Replacement. Frontiers in Medical Science Research (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 7: 14-22. https://doi.org/10.25236/FMSR.2023.050703.


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