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Efficacy and Safety of Leg-Press Training With Moderate Vibration After Total Knee Arthroplasty Remains Unclear

      With great interest we read the article by Bily et al.
      • Bily W.
      • Franz C.
      • Trimmel L.
      • et al.
      Effects of leg-press training with moderate vibration on muscle strength, pain, and function after total knee arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trial.
      We appreciate the effort of the study group to evaluate an innovatory method of rehabilitation after a total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This type of research is needed because of the lack of evidence-based rehabilitation programs after TKA. The topic of the study is also relevant with regard to the increasing rate of TKAs and the related growing financial burden to the health care system. However, we have some concerns about the study.
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      Reference

        • Bily W.
        • Franz C.
        • Trimmel L.
        • et al.
        Effects of leg-press training with moderate vibration on muscle strength, pain, and function after total knee arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trial.
        Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016; 97: 857-865

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